FIU Researchers Make Pediatric Cancer Treatment Breakthrough


Cancer researchers at FIU along with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami are celebrating a groundbreaking cancer treatment. Cancer researcher, Dr. Diana Azzam says the new approach targets hard-to-treat, reoccurring tumors by testing multiple drugs that may be approved for another type of cancer. Dr. Diana Azzam says they found that some drugs not approved for one type of cancer can be repurposed to treat it effectively. Dr. Azzam says the targeted treatment transforms cancer from a death sentence to a manageable chronic disease. The FIU pediatric cancer study is on the cover of medical journal Nature Medicine with the results published inside.

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