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  • adj. Relating to leukemia.


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  • Sloan-Kettering Institute 6-mercaptopurine was tried in leukemic patients who were resistant to methotrexate.

    Physiology or Medicine 1988 - Press Release

  • Dr. Grupp and colleagues have identified molecules on the surface of the inside of leukemic cells that are potential targets for vaccine therapy.

    Pediatric cancer research

  • This is true for genetic diseases and for some patients who develop leukemia, as the same chromosomal abnormalities have been in cord blood as in the leukemic cells that later appear in the child.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: Cord Blood Banking: Not a Clear-Cut Answer

  • Before this, when she was still at home and able to play despite having marrow and blood composed almost entirely of leukemic blasts, her doctors had said, “What is it that she wants more than anything else?”

    Between Expectations

  • Evidence for the induction of apoptosis by endosulfan in a human T-cell leukemic line.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • If he could uncover how normal blood cells were generated, he might stumble backward into a way to block the growth of abnormal leukemic cells.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Following that tenuous trail, he obtained some synthetic folic acid, recruited a cohort of leukemic children, and started injecting folic acid into them.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • It was hard to reconcile this field of blood cells in front of my eyes with the diagnosis; not a single leukemic blast was to be seen.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Then, even more remarkably, the count actually started to drop, the leukemic blasts gradually flickering out in the blood and then all but disappearing.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The fraction of leukemic cells in his bone marrow dropped over six months.

    The Emperor of All Maladies


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