Parthenolide is a natural plant extract with excellent anti-leukemia activity
Cancer cells resistant to therapy due to interactions with healthy cells - cancer science news

While much progress has been made with the use of Parthenolide, a natural plant extract, to treat childhood leukemia, some cancerous cell populations remain resistant. A new study shows that this resistance is caused by anti-oxidants from neighboring healthy cells. This finding indicates that it might be possible to develop more efficient strategies to combat leukemia with Parthenolide, or perhaps even other chemotherapy drugs, by depleting bone marrow cells of anti-oxidants.

Read the full story: University of Bristol
Scientific publication: Haematologica