Leukemia

Low Muscle Mass, Density Linked To Shorter Survival In Lymphoma

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 -- The combination of low muscle mass (LMM) and low muscle density (LMD) is associated with shorter survival in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), according to a study published online March 13 in...
Related topics: Lymphoma, Medical Research

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Russian Banker Tinkov Reveals Acute Leukemia Diagnosis Amid Us Tax Claims

LONDON (Sputnik) - Russian banker Oleg Tinkov said on Friday — soon after it became known he could face up to six years in prison in the United States for allegedly filing false tax returns — he had been diagnosed with acute leukemia in October...

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Indians’ Carlos Carrasco Turns A Cancer Ordeal Into A Ray Of Light

The longtime Cleveland starter received a diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia last spring, then spent much of his recovery time helping others.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Bringing Transplant To More Patients With Aml

]]>(MedPage Today) -- ORLANDO -- A radiolabeled anti-CD45 antibody led to a high rate of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) in older patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML), interim results from a...
Related topics: Stem Cells

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Stem-cell Transplant Trial Ends In A Draw

]]>(MedPage Today) -- ORLANDO -- Stem cells derived from unrelated umbilical cord blood (UCB) or haploidentical bone marrow led to similar progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with acute leukemia or lymphoma, according to a study reported...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Umbilical Cord, Lymphoma, Medical Research

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Short-term Health Care Coverage Backed By Trump Administration Costing Patients More Money Than...

Short-term health insurance plans promoted by the Trump administration as a cheaper alternative to Obamacare could actually end up costing more. A new study from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society found the plans offers less protection and fewer...
Related topics: Obamacare, Medical Research, Lymphoma

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U.s. And Eu Regulators Reviewing Novartis' Leukemia Drug For Expanded Approval In Multiple Sclerosis

Drug regulators in the U.S. and EU have accepted Novartis' (NYSE: NVS) applications to expand their approvals of ofatumumab to include patients with multiple sclerosis. The Food and Drug Administration is giving the marketing application a priority...
Related topics: Novartis, Food And Drug Administration, Multiple Sclerosis, Marketing

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Myeloablative Therapy Prevails In Aml Transplant Study

]]>(MedPage Today) -- ORLANDO -- Myeloablative conditioning (MAC) led to a long-term survival benefit versus reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treated with hematopoietic cell transplantation,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Dengue Virus Infection May Increase Risk For Developing Leukemia

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Dengue virus infection is associated with an increased risk for leukemia, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Yu-Wen Chien, Ph.D., from the National Cheng Kung...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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E-cigarette Study Links Metal Exposure From Vaping To Dna Damage

A new study warns that vaping can lead to DNA damage linked to a slew of diseases, including coronary heart disease, leukemia, and even lung cancer. The damage is caused by exposure to high concentrations of metal that originate from the wire used...
Related topics: Medical Research, DNA, Genetics, Cardiovascular Disease, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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New Ash Guidelines On Aml In Older Adults

]]>(MedPage Today) -- In 2017, the American Society of Hematology initiated its first guideline effort on the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia in older adults. Over the next two years, researchers and clinicians helped develop the draft...
Related topics: Hematology, Medical Research

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Cdi Lab Explores Pathway To Open Up Blood Cancer Treatments

The CDI team's findings could ultimately improve cancer treatments for people of advanced age, like that of adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Promising Early Results With Car-nk Cells

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Three-fourths of patients with relapsed/refractory lymphoma or leukemia responded to allogeneic natural killer (NK) cells engineered to express anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) with no major toxicity, a small pilot...
Related topics: Lymphoma, Medical Research

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Anti-leukemia Compound Induces Complete Remission In Mouse Models

An anti-cancer compound developed at the University of Michigan has shown "profound" activity in mouse models against two subtypes of leukemia -- representing up to 40% of patients -- a U-M research team reports in the Journal of Clinical...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Journal Of Clinical Investigation

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Anti-leukemia Compound Induces Complete Remission In Mouse Models

An anti-cancer compound developed at the University of Michigan has shown "profound" activity in mouse models against two subtypes of leukemia -- representing up to 40% of patients -- a U-M research team reports in the Journal of Clinical...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Journal Of Clinical Investigation

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Cd19 Car Nk-cell Therapy Achieves 73% Response Rate In Patients With Leukemia And Lymphoma

According to results from a Phase I/IIa trial at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, treatment with cord blood-derived chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) natural killer (NK)-cell therapy targeting CD19 resulted in clinical responses in a...
Related topics: Lymphoma, Clinical Trials, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Bone Marrow Transplants Less Risky Now

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- The risks faced by U.S. bone marrow transplant patients have dropped sharply, a new study shows. While this type of transplant can be lifesaving for patients with blood cancers (such as leukemia) and other diseases,...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Car T Treatments Could Have Fewer Side Effects Than Other Cancer Immunotherapies

New cancer immunotherapies involve extracting a patient's T cells and genetically engineering them so they will recognize and attack tumors. This technique is a true medical breakthrough, with an increasing number of leukemia and lymphoma patients...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Lymphoma

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Current Standards And New Directions In Aml

]]>(MedPage Today) -- At the 2019 American Society of Hematology annual meeting in Orlando, experts discussed the many emerging treatments in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), and debated current standards and therapeutic approaches. In this...
Related topics: Hematology

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Dasatinib Tops Imatinib For Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- Dasatinib is associated with improved survival for pediatric patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to a study published online Jan. 16 in JAMA Oncology. Shuhong Shen,...
Related topics: Genetics, Chromosomes, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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