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Isle kids will try targeted therapy

A trial program at Kapiolani will zero in on the genetic makeup of a tumor, then tailor a remedy for the child

By Susan Essoyan

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 19, 2014

~~<p>Children in Hawaii with stubborn cancers that resist conventional treatment will soon have a chance to try a groundbreaking approach that matches medicines to the molecular makeup and mutations of their individual tumors.</p>
<p>Kapiolani Medical Center for Women &amp; Children is one of 15 hospitals taking part in the nation's only pediatric cancer trial using molecularly targeted therapy. A new phase of the trial starts next month.</p>
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Children in Hawaii with stubborn cancers that resist conventional treatment will soon have a chance to try a groundbreaking approach that matches medicines to the molecular makeup and mutations of their individual tumors.

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is one of 15 hospitals taking part in the nation's only pediatric cancer trial using molecularly targeted therapy. A new phase of the trial starts next month. Login for more...



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