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New drug trial at CU Anschutz may be a cure to a strain of Leukemia

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​"Penni Shuey knows that she can rely on her sister Shannon Waigand, especially when times get tough. 

'I was diagnosed January 15, 2019,' said Shuey. 'I had been sick for a couple of weeks. I thought I had the flu. I was very tired and my throat kind of hurt.'

New trial drug 
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'When she went into the hospital, I immediately drove out that day,' said Waigand. 'She’s not lying when she said she was at death’s door.'

Shuey was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) - an aggressive type of cancer that can affect every organ of the body. It's traditionally treated with high-intensity chemotherapy.

'I was scared of leaving my family behind and I knew I was dying. I could feel it,'"

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