New Lymphoma and Leukemia Therapy Proposed

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 10 (UPI) — U.S. scientists say they’ve found a new way to kill certain cancer cells — a therapy that might lead to more effective treatments for lymphoma and leukemia.

The Scripps Research Institute scientists said they used an animal model to show the technique significantly reduced B cell lymphoma — a cancer of immune molecules called B cells.

“(The method) worked immediately,” said Professor James Paulson, who led the research. “We are very interested in moving this technology forward to see if it would be applicable to treatment of humans and to investigate other applications for this kind of targeting.”

The study that included Scripps researchers Weihsu Chen, Gladys Completo, Darren Sigal and Alan Saven, along with Professor Paul Crocker of the University of Dundee, appears in the journal Blood.

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