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Jessica Wapner - The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level
May 16 2013 7:00 pm
May 16 2013 8:00 pm
A genetic mutation that causes chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), the Philadelphia chromosome was first detected in 1959. Some fifty years later, the once deadly CML can be controlled with a daily dose of a drug called Gleevec. Wapner, a widely published science writer, Work in Progress blogger, and former editor of Oncology Spectrum, profiles the dedicated doctors involved in the research and explains the science behind this breakthrough.
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