Fish oil compound helps fight leukemia stem cells

01/24/2012 | Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.)

Researchers at Penn State University believe they've found a fish oil-based compound that can combat leukemia and leukemia-causing stem cells in mice. The compound, a metabolite of eicosapentaenoic acid, has shown the most success against chronic myeloid leukemia, activating a tumor-suppression gene that targets leukemia cells. The research was published in the journal Blood.

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