Killing Leukemia Stem Cells with Natural Compounds

Funded by the LRF in 2015-2016, Paul A. Spagnuolo, Ph.D. is currently researching how a compound found in avocado pits can kill leukemia stem cells. Dr. Spagnuolo just received a $100,000 from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research to continue studying the compound as a possible treatment for leukemia.

“This type of science and career-advancing outcome is one of the primary objectives of the LRF’s Hollis Brownstein Research Grants program,” said LRF Executive Director Kevin Radelet.

Learn more about Dr. Spagnuolo’s research and hear a short radio interview in this article posted by CBC News. Click here to see the corresponding research project funded by the LRF.

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