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A naturally occurring antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables selectively kills leukemia cells without harming healthy cells, according to a new study. Researchers from the U. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published their findings online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Both leukemia and lymphoma are types of cancer. According to the National Cancer Inst., 44,000 cases of leukemia will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2007 and some 22,000 leukemia-related deaths will occur in 2007.