Medications

Locking leukemia's cellular escape hatch

Leukemia starts in cells that would normally develop into different types of blood cells. About 61,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed each year, and depending on the type of leukemia and the age of the patient, five-year ...

Oncology & Cancer

New computer simulation cracks mystery of cancer drug resistance

Imatinib, better known as Gleevec, was hailed as a "miracle" cancer drug when it entered the market in the early 2000s. Though it has been highly successful at treating early-stage chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)—a rare ...

Medications

Rewiring the biology of leukemia cells to reverse drug resistance

Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London have identified a way to reverse resistance to a group of cancer drugs, known as kinase inhibitors, in leukemia cells. By rewiring the inner workings ...

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