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Swift childhood cancer deaths more common than thought: study

MIAMI: Childhood cancer often strikes its youngest victims the hardest, and the death rate for infants may be up to four times higher than previously thought, US researchers said Monday. The¬†study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology¬†examined deaths within a month of diagnosis, those young lives which usually end before the patients can be enrolled in a clinical trial that might save them. "During my pediatric residency a teenager came in with leukemia, but had so much cancer when he presented that he had multi-organ…