CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Two universities with an intense rivalry are teaming up to fight childhood brain cancer, WTVD reported.
Doctors at the University of North Carolina and Duke are focused on finding new ways to treat tumors and so far, their stem cell research is showing good results.
"With using strength in numbers to attack this problem, we think we're going to make headway," said Dr. Scott Floyd, who is a Duke Hospital radiation oncologist.
Floyd said they are trying to find new drugs and different therapies to help attack cancer.
"Everything from standardized care, chemotherapies, radiation, all the way through next-gen gene therapy, biologic cell therapies across the platforms," said Dr. Shawn Hingtgen, the associate director at the Department of Neurosurgery at UNC School of Medicine.
Doctors said they hope their research will create better therapies that could help kids who don’t have treatment options now.
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