Leukemia

Study Finds Risk Of Leukemia Higher Than Expected In Children With Down Syndrome

The risk of childhood leukemia among kids with Down syndrome is higher than predicted, according to a new study led by UC Davis and UC San Francisco researchers. Early diagnosis remains critical.
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Dwayne Johnson Message For 'challenge' Star Ashley Cain As Baby Battles Leukemia

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is sending his love and support to "The Challenge" star Ashley Cain ... as doctors say his 8-month-old daughter only has days to live. Ashley and his wife posted the video message Dwayne sent to them just days after...
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Fallout From Nuclear Tests Still Wreaks Havoc, 75 Years Later

Patricia A. O'Brien Nuclear Weapons, World Radiation poisoning, birth defects, leukaemia, thyroid and other cancers became prevalent in exposed island inhabitants. This year marks 75 years since the United States launched its immense atomic...
Related topics: Poisoning, Thyroid Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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She's Beating Leukemia With A Healthy Change To Her Diet

TUESDAY, April 6, 2021 -- Angie Gaytan never cared much for beets, but beets sure do love her -- doctors say that veggie shakes, fruits, beet juice and other healthy foods likely helped the 16-year-old defeat her life-threatening leukemia. Such a...
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Adding In Stem Cell Therapy Helps Beat A Common Childhood Leukemia

FRIDAY, April 2, 2021 -- Combining stem cell transplants with cutting-edge immunotherapy prevents leukemia relapses in young people and improves their chances of survival, new research suggests. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medical Research

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Jazz's (jazz) Vyxeos Gets Fda Nod For Pediatric Leukemia

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Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Medical Research

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Op-ed: Blood Cancer Patients Need More Covid Vax Answers

(MedPage Today) -- At the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) we hear from patients with blood cancer every day about how COVID-19 affects every aspect of their lives, including critical decisions about their cancer care. This is of particular...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Lymphoma

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Whole-genome Sequencing Is Accurate For Myeloid Cancers

WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2021 -- A streamlined whole-genome sequencing approach can provide rapid and accurate genomic profiling for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndromes, according to a study published in the March 11 issue of the...
Related topics: Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Genomics, Medical Research

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Bluebird Bio Says Its Drug "unlikely" To Have Caused Blood Cancer

In February, bluebird bio (NASDAQ: BLUE) announced a temporary suspension of two clinical trials evaluating LentiGlobin, an experimental gene therapy, after a trial patient was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a blood and bone marrow...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Nasdaq, Clinical Trials, Genetics

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Study Confirms Risk-adapted Crs Prophylaxis For Acute Leukemia

(MedPage Today) -- Risk-adapted prophylactic tocilizumab (Actemra) proved feasible for reducing the incidence of severe cytokine release syndrome (CRS) in pediatric acute leukemia treated with CAR T-cell therapy, without making the latter less...
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Clonal Evolution Of Idh2 Mutations In Aml

(MedPage Today) -- Isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) is mutated in roughly 10% of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cases. However, the clonal evolution of IDH2 mutations through the course of AML has not been clearly elucidated. A study presented...
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Two Anti-viral Enzymes Transform Pre-leukemia Stem Cells Into Leukemia

Viral infections and space travel similarly trigger inflammation and the enzymes APOBEC3C and ADAR1; researchers are developing ways to inhibit them as a means to potentially lower cancer risk for both astronauts and people on Earth.
Related topics: Enzymes, Stem Cells, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Astronaut

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Tp53 Modifier Impresses In Early Mds/aml Study

(MedPage Today) -- A drug that targets a common mutation in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) led to historically high response rates as initial treatment for MDS and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a small clinical trial showed. Overall, 71% of...
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New Maintenance Treatment For Acute Myeloid Leukemia Prolongs The Lives Of Patients

Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the most common form of acute leukemia in adults, that has gone into remission following initial chemotherapy remain in remission longer and have improved overall survival when they are given a pill form...
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Renal Insufficiency May Worsen Multiple Myeloma Outcomes

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- For patients with multiple myeloma (MM), those with renal insufficiency (RI) have an increased risk for disease progression or death, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Jan. 8 in Leukemia...

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Reducing Treatment-related Complication For Blood Cancer Patients

Researchers published promising findings on preventing a common complication to lifesaving blood stem cell transplantation in leukemia.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Stem Cells

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Liso-cel Shows Promising Clinical Activity And Safety In Cll

(MedPage Today) -- At the American Society of Hematology (ASH) virtual meeting, a number of important chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) trial updates were presented. MedPage Today brought together three expert leaders in their field: Moderator...
Related topics: Clinical Trials, Hematology

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Parp Inhibitors Linked With Blood Cancer Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Although rare, poly-ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors were associated with an increased risk for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and occurred even after brief drug exposure, researchers...
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Loxo-305 Demonstrates Promising Efficacy In Cll

(MedPage Today) -- At the American Society of Hematology (ASH) virtual meeting, a number of important chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) trial updates were presented. MedPage Today brought together three expert leaders in their field: Moderator...
Related topics: Hematology

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Tbi Bests Chemo As Conditioning For Pediatric All

(MedPage Today) -- Survival in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) improved significantly with total body irradiation (TBI) plus etoposide before allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HSCT) as compared with combination...
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Stem Cells

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