Bela Wrench, MBBS, MD (res), FRCPath

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Barts Cancer Institute
Investigating Mechanisms of Tumor Dormancy in Adult Acute Lymphomblastic Leukemia

Although many adults with ALL respond to initial treatment disease relapse occurs frequently. We think there are “dormant/non growing tumor cells which can resist chemotherapy to cause cancer recurrence. By working out how dormant cells remain “switched off” we may be able to reverse this process to improve treatment success.