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Cancer Researcher Donald Pinkel Dies at Age 95
Unsatisfied by how treatments for childhood leukemia failed to prevent the disease’s return, Pinkel combined them all—and virtually cured the disease.
Cancer Researcher Donald Pinkel Dies at Age 95
Cancer Researcher Donald Pinkel Dies at Age 95

Unsatisfied by how treatments for childhood leukemia failed to prevent the disease’s return, Pinkel combined them all—and virtually cured the disease.

Unsatisfied by how treatments for childhood leukemia failed to prevent the disease’s return, Pinkel combined them all—and virtually cured the disease.

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