Fish Oil Cures Leukemia in Mice, Penn State University Study

Published: Jan 04, 2012

A compound produced from fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells could lead to a cure for the disease, researchers say. The compound—delta-12-protaglandin J3, or D12-PGJ3—targeted and killed the stem cells of chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, in mice, says Sandeep Prabhu, associate professor of immunology and molecular toxicology at Penn State.

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