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3 min 26 sec, FLV FORMAT

Episode 72: Childhood leukaemia discovery

Scientists at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital have discovered the cells that cause a common type of childhood leukaemia – T cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (T-ALL). Targeting of these cells may lead to improved treatments for this disease and help prevent relapse.

More information

An extended interview with Dr Matthew McCormack from the University's Department of Medicine is available at http://newsroom.melbourne.edu/studio/ep-66. 

For more info about the discovery, go to http://www.mh.org.au/royal_melbourne_hospital/www/353/1001127/displayarticle/1026688.html.

Credits

Produced by Rebecca Scott
Camera by Clive Banfield
Editing by Rob Cross, Corporate Video

With special thanks to:
Dr Matthew McCormack (PhD, Principal investigator)
Associate Professor David Curtis (NHMRC RD Wright Fellow and Clinical Haematologist)
Ashleigh Clarke
Rotary Bone Marrow Laboratories
University of Melbourne Department of Medicine
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Petrina Dakin, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Thanuja De Saram, patient