Cardiff University scientists make major breakthrough in Leukaemia treatment

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2014, 09:45 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

London: In a major breakthrough in the treatment of Leukemia, Cardiff University scientists have developed drugs which target the disease at a molecular level.

This new drug which has been developed at institute of cancer and genetics at the University Hospital of Wales that targets cancer cells in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients, stopping them in their tracks before they have time to multiply and travel through the body.


Prof Chris Pepper, the laed researcher who has worked on the disease for 20 years, said that the new drug will transform the outlook for patients and predicted that within 10 years this disease will become much less of a clinical problem.