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Farese AM, Cohen MV, Stead RB, Jackson W, 3rd, Macvittie TJ. Pegfilgrastim administered in an abbreviated schedule, significantly improved neutrophil recovery after high-dose radiation-induced myelosuppression in rhesus macaques. Radiat Res. Nov 2012;178(5):403-413.

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