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Scientists find 'chink in armour' of aggressive childhood cancer

Oct 25, 2016 - The Guardian (London)

Scientists believe they may have found a way to treat a rare but devastating cancer that kills young children often within months of their diagnosis.

There is currently no treatment for malignant rhabdoid tumours, which usually develop in the kidneys and have no symptoms in the early stages. By the time they are diagnosed, the cancer has often spread to other organs and is fatal. Most of those affected are infants and toddlers.

The mutated gene that causes the cancer is well known, b...