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Health and medicine/Diseases and disorders/Cancer/Medulloblastoma

Children who develop cancer in the United States have a much better chance of surviving than they did in decades past—about 80% on average now, up from 10% in the 1960s. But even though new drugs have helped achieve that, most patients still receive the same basic treatment: chemotherapy and radiation. Soon, however, children with cancer may receive therapies that manipulate a tumor cell’s function to strangle it or train a patient’s immune system to identify and kill cancer cells, researchers said at AAAS.