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Experimental Drug Aids Kids With Nervous System Tumor
Date:9/29/2010

ent of children with this tumor were still alive with the biologic agent and less chemotherapy, which compares well with rates for the traditional treatment.

But only patients with tumors that had certain genetic traits were selected for the therapy, meaning the results can't be generalized to a larger population.

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The National Cancer Institute has more on neuroblastoma treatment.

SOURCES: Malcolm Smith, M.D., Ph.D., associate branch chief for pediatric oncology, U.S. National Cancer Institute; Amal Abu-Ghosh, M.D., pediatric hematologist/oncologist, Georgetown University Lombardi Cancer Center, Washington, D.C.; Sept. 30, 2010, New England Journal of Medicine


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