Genetic Gamble” is an amazing article by Gina Kolata at the New York Times and brings new hope for people with cancer. Dr. Lukas Wartman, a young and talented doctor was diagnosed with the very cancer he was studying – adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. No known treatment could save him.

According to the article, his colleagues at Washington University St. Louis investigated his complete genetic makeup using cancer genome sequencing and found a gene causing his cancer growth – FLT3 . FLT3 was active in his leukemia cells. Its normal role is to make cells grow and proliferate.

They found a kidney cancer drug called Sutent (sunitinib) that inhibits FLT that could shut down the malfunctioning gene.

He started taking the kidney cancer drug and he is now in remission after being given a certain death sentence.

More here at NY Times.

5 thoughts on “Dr. Lukas Wartman FLT3 Gene Causing His Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is Stopped with Sutent – Reports NY Times”

  1. VIC says:

    estoy a la espera de la conectividad con ustedes para enviar la informacion,
    para dar tratamiento de Lukas. por Terapia Genica.
    Solo faltan los nombres y apellidos de Lukas.

  2. VIC says:

    en youtube he puesto un video que puede ayudar a comprender las bases de mi
    Están identificados los componentes de la Leukemia linfocitica. por tanto espero vuestra
    respuesta. EL TIEMPO ES ORO para LUKAS

  3. Estimado Sr. Vic:
    Entendemos su situación y quisiera sugerir que ponerse en contacto con su médico para que él tiene / que ponerse en contacto con el doctor Timothy Ley, Director Asociado del Genoma de la Universidad de Washington Institute (

    La información el Dr. Ley se pueden encontrar en esta dirección web: También se proporciona un enlace a la noticia original para el que usted puede ofrecer a su médico de referencia.

    Todo lo mejor

       – El equipo de Genes Mundial


    Dear Mr. Vic:
    We understand your situation and would like to suggest you contact your physician to have he/she get in touch with Dr. Timothy Ley, Associate Director of the Washington University’s Genome Institute (

    Dr. Ley’s information can be found at this web-site address: Also provided is a link to the original news article for which you may provide your physician as a reference.

    All our best

    – The Global Genes Team

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