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A much-anticipated clinical trial testing purified CAR-T cells manufactured at Hollings has launched, with hopes of fewer side effects and longer-lasting results.

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Hollings researcher awarded prestigious grant to understand medulloblastoma relapse

pediatric oncology researcher Jezabel Rodriguez Blanco holds up samples to the light as student Kendell Peterson observes

One of the most prestigious pediatric cancer foundations in the U.S. has awarded Jezabel Rodriguez Blanco, Ph.D., a grant to continue her pursuit of the causes of medulloblastoma relapse. Medulloblastoma is one of the major causes of cancer-related death in children.

“Even if we believe the tumor is gone in the child after treatment, there is always the possibility of it returning at any point in their lives,” Blanco said.

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What’s great is now everyone can get it. Anyone can prescribe it. They don’t have to travel somewhere to get this medication. It really is a huge help for our families and kids.

Dr. Jacqueline Kraveka, pediatric cancer researcher

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