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Leukemia cure? New approach to kill cancer


“We’ve never seen a drug work like this, to target any type of cancer cell, let alone a stem cell,” said Dan Pollyea, clinical director of leukemia services, at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, Anschutz Medical Campus. The drug kills a protein called BCL2, which feeds the leukemia stem cells. When the protein dies, so does the stem cell. “This is a completely new way to kill a cancer,” Pollyea said.

 

KSAT (San Antonio), Sept. 16, 2019