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Double-pronged attack could treat common children's cancer
Date:11/1/2013

thways means that cancer is able to find an alternative route, like traffic finding a way around a road-block. Targeting both pathways using two drugs together stops that compensatory action.

"These two drugs are being tested for use against cancers in adults so the next step will be to progress with clinical trials for children using the dual approach."

Nell Barrie, Cancer Research UK's Senior Science Communication Manager, said:

"Understanding the inner workings of cancer cells is crucial to finding the best ways to tackle the disease. This lab research emphasises the importance of targeting each cancer's weak points and combining drugs to develop more effective treatments which are urgently needed to improve survival for children's cancers like rhabdomyosarcoma. Further research and clinical trials will shed light on whether this promising drug combination could help save more lives."


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Contact: Lauren King
lauren.king@icr.ac.uk
020-715-35380
Institute of Cancer Research
Source:Eurekalert

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