Retinoic Acid Inhibits Leukemia Cells

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Retinoic Acid Inhibits Leukemia Cells

Incubation of leukemia cells with retinoic acid resulted in marked inhibition of cell growth and the expression of CD25 in some HTLV-1-positive T-cell clones. Retinoic acid did not affect normal lymphocytes. This suggests that retinoic acid may be suitable for the treatment of patients with adult T-cell leukemia.

Leukemia, Vol. 11, Is. 3, 1997

Suggestions: If you have leukemia, take water-soluble liquid vitamin A and vitamin D3. An alternative to taking vitamin A is to ask your doctor to prescribe retinoic acid drugs such as Vesanoid that may be more effective than vitamin A in treating leukemia. If you are going to take more than 5,000 IU of vitamin A per day to treat cancer, call the Life Extension Foundation for vitamin A precautions.

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