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Gene loss causes leukemia: study

Researchers from VIB and K.U.Leuven, both in Flanders, Belgium, have discovered a new factor in the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a disease that mainly affects children. In the cells of the patients, the specific ...

dateMay 17, 2010 in Cancer
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Fatty acid to enhance anticancer drug

Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have discovered that bioavailability and efficacy of the blood cancer drug azacytidine increase when the substance is coupled to a fatty ...

dateMay 07, 2010 in Cancer
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Targeting cell pathway may prevent relapse of leukemia

About 40 percent of children and up to 70 percent of adults in remission from acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) will have a relapse. In recent years, doctors have come to believe that this is due to leukemia stem cells, endlessly ...

dateMar 25, 2010 in Cancer
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