For a 6-Year-Old With Cancer, a Future Staked on Medicine's Hottest Field
Growing ranks of pediatric oncologists are considering immunotherapy to try to save desperately ill children. But young patients with cancer present a special challenge; research can seem more dangerous because of their age, and drugs that work in adults may fail for the same reason. Dr. Michael Jensen, director of the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s, is quoted in the article.
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