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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Discovery Aided Quest for Adult Cancer Drug
Date:9/29/2011

gy departments. Look is a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston. Morris is still asking questions about ALK, including the protein's normal functions. He said he is thrilled that his work offers new hope for thousands of lung cancer patients. "We knew in 1994 when we initially discovered ALK that it was an outstanding drug-development target," Morris said. "It is heartening to now see patients benefiting from our research."

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The hospital's research has helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the institution opened to almost 80 percent today. It is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, and no family ever pays St. Jude for care. For more information, visit www.stjude.org.


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