18 Oct 2016

Leukaemia treatment discovery

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:14 pm on 18 October 2016
Leukaemia cells

Leukaemia cells Photo: wikipedia

Researchers have shed light on how leukaemia evades treatment, and they've used a type of CCTV, to catch-out the dangerous cells. Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood with significantly high mortality rates, that's often resistant to chemotherapy treatments.

But British and Australian researchers have used a new 'street view' technology, to zoom in and spy on the invaders. And what they found, could change how the cancer is treated.

Dr Edwin Hawkins, from the Immunology Division at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, led the study.

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