Leukemia

Leukemia In Pci; Nanotube Conduction Bypass; Tavr For Developing Countries

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
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Indians' Carlos Carrasco Throws 1st Batting Practice Since Leukemia Diagnosis

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco threw batting practice Friday for the first time since being diagnosed with leukemia in June, according to Kevin Freeman of Fox 8 Cleveland...

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Long-term Infection Risk In Kids With Leukemia

(MedPage Today) -- Even in patients who did not undergo stem-cell transplantation
Related topics: Stem Cells

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Cost Burden Of Disease Progression High In Multiple Myeloma

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- The economic burden of disease progression is considerable among multiple myeloma (MM) patients receiving drug therapy across all lines of therapy (LOTs), according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Leukemia &...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Uchicago Medicine Oncologist To Receive Prestigious Medal For Leukemia Research

University of Chicago Medicine oncologist and professor Richard A. Larson, MD, will receive the 2019 Henry M. Stratton Medal from the American Society of Hematology.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Hematology

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Medicare To Cover Car-t Therapy For Leukemia, Lymphoma

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 -- A breakthrough gene therapy will be covered for certain types of lymphoma and leukemia, Medicare says. Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy boosts a patient's own immune cells to fight cancer and can cost...
Related topics: Medicare, Lymphoma, Genetics, Cancer, Oncology

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Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Medicare to Cover Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Leukemia, Lymphoma A breakthrough gene therapy will be covered for certain types of lymphoma...
Related topics: Medicare, Genetics, Lymphoma

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Old Cells, New Tricks: Important Clue To Aml Diagnosis And Treatment Discovered

Around 22,000 people will be diagnosed this year in the US with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the second most common type of leukemia diagnosed in adults and children. Researchers have discovered a key reason why this disease is so difficult to...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Ibrutinib-rituximab Beats Chemoimmunotherapy For Cll

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 -- For patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), ibrutinib-rituximab is more efficacious than chemoimmunotherapy, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of the New England Journal of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Drug Duo May Be An Advance Against A Common Leukemia

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 -- A two-drug combo helps patients with a common form of leukemia survive longer than the current standard of care, a new clinical trial finds. The phase 3 trial of more than 500 U.S. patients with chronic lymphocytic...
Related topics: Clinical Trials

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Making Cancer Stem Cells Visible To The Immune System

Leukemia stem cells protect themselves against the immune defense by suppressing a target molecule for killer cells. This protective mechanism can be tricked with drugs. Scientists now describe a new therapeutic approaches that can possibly be...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Stem Cells

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$2m In Grants Drives Scientific Exploration Of Rare Blood Cancer

More than $2 million in grants recently awarded to a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey resident researcher will support examination of potential treatment targets for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Mihajlovic To Stay And ‘fight’ At Bologna After Leukaemia Diagnosis

Rome (AFP) – Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic revealed on Saturday that he is battling leukaemia after being diagnosed with the disease a day before pre-season training with the Serie A club was set to begin. Bologna’s head of football...

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Bologna Manager Sinisa Mihajlovic Diagnosed With Leukaemia

Sinisa Mihajlovic has said he will "fight" after the Bologna coach learned he has leukaemia. The 50-year-old held a press conference on Saturday alongside a club doctor to explain the diagnosis, per Football Italia ...

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New Vaccine Strategy Boosts T-cell Therapy

A promising new way to treat some types of cancer is to program the patient’s own T cells to destroy the cancerous cells. This approach, termed CAR-T cell therapy, is now used to combat some types of leukemia, but so far it has not worked well...
Related topics: Vaccines, Cancer, Oncology

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Indians' Carrasco Not Slowing Down As He Fights Leukemia

Indians' Carrasco grateful for support after being diagnosed with leukemia       

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Ross Perot Dead At 89 After Battle With Cancer

H. Ross Perot, the billionaire founder of Electronic Data Systems Corp. and Perot Systems Corp. and a two-time independent candidate for president, has died at the age of 89 after a five-month battle with leukemia, the Dallas Morning News...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, News Corp

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Carlos Carrasco Diagnosed With Leukemia

Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with leukemia, he told Dominican news channel CDN 37. Carrasco has been treated, and he has it under control to the point where he hopes to return to pitch again this season, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (via...

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Florida Couple Marries 20 Years After Meeting As Kids At Their Doctor's Office

Mark Daughtery and Samantha Settle think it's important to "live life to the fullest," and plan on doing so together. Daughtery, 26, and Settle, 23, first met when they were young children, both diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was 5...

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Five-year Survival Less Than 40 Percent In Seniors With Dlbcl

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- Overall survival among older adults with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has improved over time, but five-year survival is less than 40 percent, according to a study published online June 12 in Leukemia &...
Related topics: Lymphoma, Medical Research

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