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Munoz, J and R Kurzrock. Targeted Therapy in Rare Cancers: Adopting the orphans. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2012; 9(11): 631-42. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22965154

Reference

Title
Targeted Therapy in Rare Cancers: Adopting the orphans
Publication
Nat Rev Clin Oncol
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Munoz, J and R Kurzrock
Volume & Issue
Volume 9, Issue 11
Pages
631-42
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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