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Math Could Help Cure Leukemia

June 20, 2008

math graphic In a recent study that combined math and medicine, researchers have shown that patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia may be cured of the disease with an optimally timed cancer vaccine, where the timing is determined based on their own immune response. Full Story

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University of Maryland

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