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Chemotherapy-resistant cancer stem cells make it hard to cure many forms of the disease. Repositioning an existing drug to tackle this problem could significantly improve treatment for one form of leukaemia. See Letter p.380

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Figure 1: Targeting leukaemic stem cells in chronic myeloid leukaemia.

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Holyoake, T., Vetrie, D. Repositioned to kill stem cells. Nature 525, 328–329 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature15213

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