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St. Jude, Washington University launch $65 million effort to ID pediatric cancer genes

USA Today, January 26, 2010

Two medical centers have launched the largest effort to date to find all of the genetic mutations that cause childhood cancer, USA Today reports. Doctors at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say the three-year, $65 million project could help them develop new treatments for pediatric cancer, which strikes more 10,000 American children under age 14 every year.