Thursday, August 7, 2008

Doctors Find Promise To Help Cure Leukemia

New York - German doctors seeking a cure for leukemia see promise in an unexpected source - methadone.

The drug, used to treat people addicted to heroin and other opioids, kills leukemia cells without harming healthy blood cells, University of Ulm researchers report in the journal Cancer Research.

And methadone may attack other cancers, too.

“[It] also can kill solid tumors,” said study chief Dr. Claudia Friesen.

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