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Drug shortage linked to greater risk of relapse in young Hodgkin lymphoma patients

  • Posted: December 27, 2012

A national drug shortage has been linked to a higher rate of relapse among children, teenagers and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma enrolled in a national clinical trial, according to a report by researchers involved in the multi-institutional study.

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