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Experimental Leukemia Drug Wins Praise
by snapcase$ 12:05PM Thursday Jul 26 2001
A genetically engineered drug shows great early promise in tracking down and killing a rare leukemia, raising doctors' hopes in the long quest for a magic bullet against cancer. Eleven of the 16 patients treated in a study of the drug were left with no readily detectable trace of the disease. The experimental drug relies on a piece of antibody from a mouse's immune system to latch tightly onto the cancer cells, while shunning normal cells. A bacterial poison fused to the antibody is then carried inside the cancer cells and kills them.

USA Today.

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