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Genetic basis of high-risk childhood cancer points to possible new drug treatment strategy
Date:1/20/2013

prop="name">Paula Marlton , Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia; Andrew Roberts , Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia; Gordana Raca and Wendy Stock , both of University of Chicago School of Medicine; Hans Drexler , German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig, Germany; Ross Dickins , Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Australia; Meenakshi Devidas , University of Florida, Gainesville; Andrew Carroll , University of Alabama at Birmingham; Nyla Heerema and Julie Gastier-Foster , the Ohio State University; Brent Wood , Seattle Children's Hospital; and Michael Borowitz , Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

The research was funded in part by the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, including Kay Jewelers, a lead partner; The Henry Schueler 41&9 Foundation in conjunction with Partnership4Cures; the St. Baldrick's Foundation, grants (CA156329, CA21765, GM92666, CA98543, CA98413, CA114766 and CA023944) from the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health; the AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award, Swedish Research Council and ALSAC.

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