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Relapse Risk In AYA Leukemia Patients

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were significantly more likely to relapse than pediatric ALL patients, and factors including lower clinical trial enrollment and shorter duration of therapy were associated with relapse.

Enzymes Used to Boost Immune System In Cancer Treatment

System eradicates unwanted cells rather than directly killing them. PEG-KYNase is an enzyme that researchers at the University of Texas are utilizing in a new effort to fight cancer. The enzyme doesn’t directly kill cancer cells; rather, it empowers the immune system to remove the unhealthy cells by its own enhanced functioning.

The study was published in a recent issue of Nature Biotechnology.

Stem Cell Could Repair Blood Vessels

Scientists that we funded have identified a new source of stem cells which help to build blood vessels in the growing embryo. It changes scientific understanding of how blood vessels are made and brings scientists one step closer to using stem cells to grow new blood vessels and repair damaged ones. The study was published in today in Nature.