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UCLA experimental treatment in mice eradicates acute leukemia

  • Posted: February 25, 2014

A diverse team of scientists from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an experimental treatment that eradicates an acute type of leukemia in mice without any detectable toxic side effects.

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