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New treatment more than doubles survival for high risk type of childhood leukemia

October 05, 2009
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Results of a phase two clinical trial led by Dr. Kirk Schultz show that adding continuous daily doses of a targeted drug called imatinib mesylate to regular chemotherapy more than doubled three-year survival rates for children with a high risk type of blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL). [more...]

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