Attack on chemotherapy-resistant leukemia cells

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Childhood cancer: targeted therapy of resistant leukemia cells (Image: Gabriela Acklin, Children’s Hospital Zurich)

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of childhood cancer in Switzerland. Despite intensive chemotherapy, one fifth of the patients suffer a relapse, which usually goes hand in hand with a poor prognosis. Researchers from the University of Zurich and the Children’s Hospital Zurich have now found a way to kill off resistant leukemia cells: via necroptosis.

UZH News release