Huntsman Cancer Institute study in zebrafish finds a new compound showing promise in leukemia
- Posted: April 10, 2012
A new compound, studied in zebrafish, shows promise in patient leukemia samples when current treatments fail, say researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Their report appears online in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology... The researchers used a novel approach that may have a broad range of potential future applications in identifying new drugs for cancer treatment: a line of zebrafish in which immature T cells glow green under fluorescent light.
Among the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 66 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.