Colony Stimulating Factor (CSF)

Colony Stimulating Factor (CSF)

Colony Stimulating Factors (CSF) stimulate stem cells in bone marrow to form specialised white blood cells that defend the body against infection from viruses and bacteria.

Since their discovery in 1977 by Professor Donald Metcalf and his colleagues, CSFs have helped millions of cancer patients to survive the damage to bone marrow caused by high-dose chemotherapy.

Drew Berry and Etsuko Uno, 2009

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