Re: AGING/A4M update

Robert J. Bradbury (
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 14:17:17 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 14 Dec 1999, Spike Jones wrote:

> YES! I just received a Christmas letter from an old friend and
> learned that her mother has leukemia. I recall recently seeing
> some new therapy that was successful in bringing about remission
> in 37 outta 37 patients. Does anyone have that URL? spike

Spike, the angiogenesis inhibitors (endostatin, etc.) primarily influence solid tumors by restricting the blood vessel growth that allows them to grow to life-threatening proportions.

Since leukemia is a blood cell cancer, the angiogenesis inhibitors would not work. However, I believe you are correct and something in the back of my mind nags with the news of a discovery that was successful with leukemia. But right now, I don't remember what the therapy was. I suspect however a few minutes with a search engine should find it.