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In an accompanying editorial, Drs. Herve Dombret and Claude Gardin of Hospital Saint-Louis in Paris wrote that the results warrant giving younger leukemia patients a higher chemo dose. Since many elderly patients will not benefit from more chemo, doctors need to find new ways to help this age group, they said.
The American study was funded by the National Cancer Institute and Department of Health and Human Services. One of the authors received support from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Immunex, which make chemo drugs. The European study was supported by the Dutch Cancer Society Queen Wilhelmina Foundation.
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