Successful treatment for advanced stage testicular cancer in down syndrome patients

(St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center) Research by Jue Wang, MD, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center on 'Delay in Diagnosis of Testicular Cancer in a Patient with Down Syndrome' was published in the October issue of Journal of Cancer and Therapeutic Science.
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