Dutch research identifies new leukaemia variants

12th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Researchers at Rotterdam’s Erasmus Medical Centre have identified two new types of children’s leukaemia. They have published their results in the scientific journal, .

The new types are genetic variants of T-cell acute lymphatic leukaemia. The more that is known about the specific variants, the better the cancer can be treated.

The researchers will now concentrate on developing new drugs which will target the leukaemia cells more precisely. “In this way, we can limit as much as possible the damage leukaemia treatment causes other organs,” explains Jules Meijerink from the Erasmus team.

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