Targeting leukemia 1

  title={Targeting leukemia 1},
  author={Margie Patlak},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
  • M. Patlak
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The FASEB Journal
In the 1960s, children’s leukemia wards were filled with the chatter of little ones who could not expect to live more than a few months. Four decades later, almost 80% of all children with leukemia survive the disease. Impressive survival gains have also been made for adults with this leukemia. Surprisingly, many important strides made in the treatment of leukemia did not hinge on the efforts of cancer researchers who specifically aimed to conquer the disease, but rather were made by a diverse…