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Breakthrough by Newcastle expects could make children's cancer treatment less gruelling

A breakthrough by Newcastle scientists could not only see more children cured of a common cancer, but reduce youngster’s suffering as they undergo lifesaving treatment.

By examining samples from more than 700 children, researchers from Newcastle and Northumbria universities found the disease known as childhood medulloblastoma can be separated into seven different groups. Each of these have their own biological and clinical characteristics, and may respond to different treatments.

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