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Common Form of Leukemia Could be Treatable With New Pill

An experimental pill could turn a lethal cancer into a chronic, but manageable disease like high blood pressure.  If approved for treatment for a common form of leukemia, the compound replaces toxic chemotherapy treatments.   Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, is a cancer of the immune system’s B cells, which produce antibodies, the frontline soldiers against bacterial and viral invaders.  But when B cells become cancerous, they accumulate in the patient’s organs,...

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