Blood cancer cells initiate signalling cascade

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 07:30 in Health & Medicine

Scientists have uncovered how pathological cells activate themselves in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. They have identified a new mechanism that causes immune cells to convert into malignant cancer cells. In chronic lymphocytic leukemia, one of the most common types of blood cancer in the Western world, cells themselves carry the key for the pathogenic transformation, the scientists report.

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