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A DRUG used safely in adult clin­i­cal tri­als ap­pears promis­ing for some chil­dren with an ag­gres­sive form of can­cer. Around 150 Aus­tralian chil­dren are di­ag­nosed each year with acute lym­phoblas­tic leukaemia. Around 15 per cent of them will have an ag­gres­sive and hard- to- treat sub­type, T- ALL. Prof Richard Lock and Dr Donya Mo­radi Manesh from the Chil­drens Can­cer In­sti­tute say they’ve shown a drug known as PR- 1042 is ef­fec­tive against lab­o­ra­tory mod­els of ag­gres­sive T- ALL.

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