Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center: Antibody Eradicates Leukemia Stem Cells
The Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California at Los Angeles issued the following news:
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- UCLA researchers develop an antibody that could keep one form of the disease from persisting after treatment
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The introduction of the drug imatinib in 2001 revolutionized the treatment of a type of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia. In more than 80% of people with CML who received the drug, the disease went into complete remission.