St Jude study shows that adult cancer drugs could be effective against an aggressive childhood brain tumor
- Posted: March 28, 2014
A St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital-led study identified two adult cancer drugs with potential to improve treatment of a high-risk childhood brain tumor; the drugs are now part of a pediatric clinical trial.
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