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Tue, Mar 24

The two leukemia patients whose survival revolutionized cancer treatment

When a child is diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia now, there is more than a 90 percent chance of survival. But when James Eversull was diagnosed in 1964, there wasn’t much hope. He was just 18 months old when his parents discovered what was wrong. He remembers overhearing his family and doctors discussing his illness when he got a bit older.

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