Published in Cancer Weekly, October 2nd, 2001
Although vascular tumors are a relatively frequent occurrence in young infants and are generally benign, sometimes their growth is such that they can negatively impact functioning in adjacent tissues and organs, creating life-threatening problems.
Physicians in New York City at Babies and Children's Hospital of New York who have treated an infant with such a tumor-related episode say low-dose vincristine, with properties that halt angiogenesis (inhibit vascular growth), is effective for treating these tumors when they...
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