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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, CU Cancer Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The drug kills a protein called BCL2. This protein feeds the leukemia stem cells when it dies, so does the stem cell. Pollyea explained, “This is a completely new way to kill a cancer.”

WINK (Fort Myers, Fla.), Oct. 4, 2019

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