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The Nottingham Haematology Research Group have published two papers this year which help us to understand ‘dormant’ cells. Dormant, or sleeping, leukaemia cells are often not killed by chemotherapy drugs and are an important reason for why treatment may not work. We have established models of dormancy to allow us to study the condition and we have identified some of the genes which induce a dormant state in our cells. Importantly, we have also shown that some of new drugs, currently in clinical trials, target and kill dormant cells.
The papers have been published in Oncotarget and Leukemia and Lymphoma and the work was made possible by the Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal.