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Hormone Control Of Rare Leukemia Sheds Light On Molecular Basis Of Cancer

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February 24, 1998
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Often in science it's the exception that illuminates the rule. Thus, when researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center clarified the biochemical mechanism behind acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), they simultaneously elucidated a process implicated in many other cancers.

Often in science it's the exception that illuminates the rule. Thus, when researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center clarified the biochemical mechanism behind acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), they simultaneously elucidated a process implicated in many other cancers. APL is a bone marrow cancer that strikes about 3,000 people in the United States every year.


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