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FDA Drug Approval Process

The Food and Drug Administration drug approval process can often be confusing. New drugs go through multiple steps, including clinical trials, before they reach a patient.  In this infographic, the drug approval process is explained. To see the full infographic, visit www.fda.gov. Donate Now Want more stories like this? Get emails that matter, when it …

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First National Clinical Trial for Incurable Children’s Cancer Launched by Van Andel Institute

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The first national clinical trial ever approved to study all incurable children’s cancers is underway at Van Andel Institute. Of the 10,000 pediatric cancer cases diagnosed each year, about 25 percent are considered incurable even with aggressive treatments. The study will analyze the molecular makeup and genetic mutations of individual tumors to …

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Inherited Genetic Variations Have a Major Impact on Childhood Leukemia Risk

(PRNewswire-USNewswire) — Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes that carry instructions for assembling the proteins that do the work of cells. Work led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found that children who inherit certain variations in four particular genes are at much higher risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The study also …

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