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New Hope For Deadly Childhood Bone Cancer; Cancer Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute ID Drug-Blocking Protein



8/31/2009 8:03:01 AM

EurekAlert! -- SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 31, 2009 — Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have shed new light on Ewing's sarcoma, an often deadly bone cancer that typically afflicts children and young adults. Their research shows that patients with poor outcomes have tumors with high levels of a protein known as GSTM4, which may suppress the effects of chemotherapy. The research is published online today in the journal Oncogene.

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