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American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
According to findings that were presented to the annual conference in Cincinnati, a new treatment using natural killer cells in text mice has proven very hopeful for human with aggressive human leukemias, according to the study.
The new process allows the NK cells to be transplanted to leukemia patients without need to prior chemotheraphy. The new technique in cord blood is a promising source of natural cells and it manages to increase NK cells in cord blood more than 30-fold while allowing the cells to retain their ability to target and kill acute leukemia cells.
It seems the NK cells have a significant cytotoxic effect against both human cells in acute myelogenous leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia.