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    The is new hope for sufferers of leukaemia - a cancer of the blood which up to now has been incurable - according to a doctor in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

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    The is new hope for sufferers of leukaemia - a cancer of the blood which up to now has been incurable - according to a doctor in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

    The doctor, who has been injecting mice with a penicillin derivative, said the treatment speeds up a body's own resistance and suppresses the leukaemia cells. The treatment has not yet been tried on human sufferers, but there is reason to believe the cure could also work on them. Research continues.

    SYNOPSIS: Leukaemia, a cancer of the blood which up to now has proved incurable, kills some twenty-five thousand children annually in the United States of America alone. The diseased blood cells multiply and take over the whole blood stream, eventually killing the patient.

    But new hope for leukaemia sufferers has been raised by Dr Frederick Wheelock of Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. Dr Wheelock has been injecting leukaemic mice with a penicillin derivative, a drug called statolon, and suppressing the disease. The drug, which has NOT yet been tried on human patients, speeds up a body's own resistance to leukaemia. Dr Wheelock spoke about his research last week....(April 15)
    Meanwhile, Dr Wheelock continues his research in the hopes that one day human sufferers may be able to develop the same immunity to leukaemia that his mice have. This killer disease may yet be beaten....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA12HJW0XEWQXFVEG5L9J4ZZGHU
    Media URN:
    VLVA12HJW0XEWQXFVEG5L9J4ZZGHU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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