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Probing the mystery of drug resistance: New hope for leukemia's toughest cases

20:00 EDT 15 Apr 2019 | AAAS

(Boston Children's Hospital) Alejandro Gutierrez, MD, a researcher at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center has made it his mission to figure out why leukemia treatments cure some patients but not others. He and 15 colleagues report progress on two important fronts: They shed light on how leukemia cells become resistant to drugs, and they describe how two drugs used in combination may overcome that resistance, offering new hope to thousands of children and adults with leukemia.

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