Sunday, July 26, 2009

Targeted therapy for AML stem cells

New Targeted Therapy Finds And Eliminates Deadly Leukemia Stem Cells, ScienceDaily July 3, 2009. [FriendFeed entry]. First paragraph:
New research describes a molecular tool that shows great promise as a therapeutic for human acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a notoriously treatment-resistant blood cancer. The study, published in the July 2nd issue of the journal Cell Stem Cell, describes exciting preclinical studies in which a new therapeutic approach selectively attacks human cancer cells grown in the lab and in animal models of leukemia.
The news release is about this article: Monoclonal antibody-mediated targeting of CD123, IL-3 receptor alpha chain, eliminates human acute myeloid leukemic stem cells by Liqing Jin and 14 co-authors, including John E Dick and Richard B Lock, Cell Stem Cell 2009(Jul 2); 5(1): 31-42. [PubMed Citation].

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