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What is leukemia? - Danilo Allegra and Dania Puggioni

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Stem cells found in the bone marrow are crucial for our health because they are needed to become new blood cells that sustain and protect our bodies. But when the transformation goes wrong, harmful mutations can cause the cells to start replicating without control -- a type of cancer known as leukemia. Danilo Allegra and Dania Puggioni explain how this happens and how certain treatments provide hope for those suffering from the disease.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Dania Puggioni, Danilo Allegra
  • Producer Zedem Media
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis
  • Artist Jeanne Bornet
  • Animator Maria Savva
  • Sound Designer Andreas Trachonitis
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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