Repurposing Drugs to Force Cancer Cell Death

July 28, 2016 - Department of Pathology

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Dr. Chigaev

University of New Mexico Department of Pathology faculty, Alexandre Chigaev, PhD, and his team recently published a paper in which they describe how they forced leukemia cells into programmed cell death, a process called apoptosis. Read the full article

UNM Cancer Center Scientists Use Already-Approved Drugs to Force Cancer Cell Death

Alexandre Chigaev, PhD, and his team describe the apoptosis-evading process that leukemia cells use in a paper published in Oncotarget. Chigaev and his team have also discovered that some approved drugs are able to fight this process. The team hopes to begin leukemia clinical trials soon. Read the full article