Disrupting tumor cell ‘microenvironment’ suggests a new way to treat a prevalent childhood leukemia

8 junio 2015

A potentially important discovery has been made in the battle against one of the most devastating forms of leukemia that accounts for as many as one in five children with a particularly aggressive form of the disease relapsing within a decade. Researchers report that they have successfully halted and reversed the growth of certain cancerous white blood cells at the center of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or T-ALL, by stalling the action of a specific protein receptor found in abundance on the surface of T cells at the core of T-ALL.