It's a drug for people who have acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. It's an aggressive cancer that attacks blood cells. Any infection a person gets could be deadly.
Purdue researchers believe this new drug has potential to save many lives.
Cancer has personally touched the Purdue campus this year. Tyler Trent, a 20-year-old Boilermakers superfan who captured sports fans' attention when he predicted an upset against the second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, died in early January of a rare form of bone cancer.
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The next step for the drug is a clinical trial.