the molecule that kills leukemia

The Molecule that Kills Leukemia

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RE:Search is a video series exploring the cutting edge of health and science. In this episode, 5-year-old Mikah is a Leukemia patient at Loma Linda, where there have been exciting new developments in the treatment of this aggressive cancer. Treatments are available, but if the cancer relapses, there is only a 30% chance for cure. However, during an attempt to create a model environment for leukemia to grow for closer study, a team of researchers stumbled upon a discovery that may impede the recurrence of B-ALL. What they thought would make the leukemia cells stronger actually destroyed them.