Tagged: leukemia

The Right Dose: How pharmacy researchers are making medicine more precise

Reprinted courtesy of UCSF Magazine.

In the pediatric bone marrow transplant clinic, pharmacist Janel Boyle’s past and present collide.

She drifts past young patients—many of them infants and toddlers—and notes their beaming smiles and balding heads. Her gaze shifts to the parents, their expressions tense but hopeful.

Kroetz Uses Pharmacogenetics to Determine the Best Treatment Options for Leukemia Patients

Some leukemia cells supercharge cell pumps to get rid of chemotherapy. UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member and pharmacogenetics researcher Deanna Kroetz, PhD, is aiming toward a simple way to identify these tumors, select the best treatment and avoid complications.