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2012-09-18 13:57:13

At St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital, patients use beads to mark treatment milestones, from losing their hair to completing chemotherapy, in a program other hospitals could tailor to meet the needs of their patients When Kayla Dehnert tells friends and family in Northern California about life as a St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital patient, she pulls out a string of beads taller than she is. “This is a learning-to-take medicine bead,” Kayla explains,...

2012-08-13 22:03:30

Discovery of the genetic basis of a high-risk subtype of leukemia shows some patients might benefit from existing targeted therapies, advancing the goal of curing all children with the most common childhood cancer Scientists have identified new genetic alterations underlying a high-risk subtype of the most common childhood cancer that could be effectively targeted with existing leukemia therapies. The study focused on a subtype of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) known as Philadelphia...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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