Medicine: High-Risk Hope For Children's Cancer

Of the various types of cancer that afflict children, few are more fearsome than osteogenic sarcoma, a tumor that originates in the bone and spreads rapidly. By the time doctors can tell that the pain in a youngster's arm or leg is the product of such a tumor, the odds are strong that microscopic clusters of malignant cells have already reached the lungs. Removing the primary tumor by amputation saves the patient from early death. But in 80% of the 150 cases of this cancer reported among patients under age 15 in the U.S....

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