Accidental Discovery May Help Cure Lukemia
A chance observation in the lab of Stanford School of Medicine may help cure lukemia. Dr. Scott McClellan happened to observe that cancerous lukemia cells had transformed into macrophages, which are the ‘cleaning crew’ in the immune cell world. The macrophages consume cancer, pathogens and cell debris, plus beckon other immune cells to come and help them fight against the surrounding cancer cells stated blogspot.com.
Now that the Stanford researchers have made an accidental discovery that may help cure lukemia and possibly other forms of cancer, their next task is to formulate a drug that will create the same response at the cellular level as the grown-up lukemia cell did.