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Fighting kids’ cancer – National alliance formed

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Children’s cancer is the focus of a new alliance of 237 cancer centers and children’s hospitals, the Associated Press reported Sept. 14.

The new Children’s Oncology Group, which merges four networks of research hospitals, aims to foster coordination of research and make information easier to find through a new national childhood cancer database.

“How we have worked, unfortunately, has in some ways been in competition,” said Dr. Gregory Reaman, executive director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Medical Center in Washington, D.C. “To some extent we were working at cross purposes.”

For full story, go to AOL.

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