Leukemia

Red Wine-like Molecule When Added To Gene Therapy, May Enable Faster, More Effective Treatments

Gene therapy has broadened the treatment possibilities for those with immune system deficiencies and blood-based conditions, such as sickle cell anemia and leukemia. These diseases, ... Read more
Related topics: Wine, Genetics, Anemia

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Antibody Eradicates Leukemia Stem Cells

Now, in experiments in mice as well as isolated human cancer cells, UCLA researchers have discovered a way to eliminate the CML stem cells. Their approach uses an antibody to block a protein that the stem cells rely on to grow. The advance,...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Proteins

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Effects On Quality Of Life Mixed For Tx Of Multiple Myeloma

FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- Most dimensions of quality of life (QoL) are impaired in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, and treatment may have mixed effects on QoL, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in Leukemia &...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Factors Predict Low Bmd In Pediatric Blood Cancer Survivors

THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 -- Low bone mineral density (BMD) is common in childhood leukemia and lymphoma survivors, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in Cancer. Hadley M. Bloomhardt, M.D., from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven,...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Lymphoma, Medical Research

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How Newly Found Tension Sensor Plays Integral Role In Aligned Chromosome Partitioning

New research found that oncogene SET/TAF1, which was found to be a proto-oncogene of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), contributes to proper chromosome partitioning as a tension sensor. Additionally, abnormal SET protein disrupts tension sensor system...
Related topics: Genetics, Chromosomes, Medical Research, Proteins

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Blast Count Prognostic For Cml Presenting In Advanced Phase

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 -- Blast count seems to be the main prognostic count for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) presenting in an advanced phase, according to a study published online Aug. 27 in the American Journal of...
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Louis Tomlinson Speaks For First Time About Losing Sister & Mom Within Two Years

Louis Tomlinson is speaking out about the immense tragedies he’s faced after losing his sister Felicite, 19, to a drug overdose earlier this year, and his mom Johannah Deakin, to leukemia in December 2016. “That whole dark side I’ve gone...

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: 5 Things To Know

The most common adult leukemia has seen a rush of new evidence in recent years. Here are some of the highlights. Medscape Oncology
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Exploring The Risk Of All In Children With Down Syndrome

Researchers discovered new clues that provide a better understanding of why children with Down syndrome have an increased risk of leukemia.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Study Identifies Cardiovascular Toxicities Associated With Ibrutinib

After a recent study showed that chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients who received ibrutinib as a frontline treatment had a 7% death rate, a new study offers a clearer picture on the reasons for the deaths.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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Discovery Of Novel Cancer Signaling Mechanism And Design Of New Anticancer Compound

Active mutations of a certain signaling receptor protein called KIT tyrosine kinase are found in several cancers, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, the different locations in the AML cells where KIT induces cancer-specific signaling...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Proteins

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Leukemia Drug Shows Promise For Treating A Childhood Brain Cancer

Researchers describe a new use of leukemia drug, nilotinib, to treat a subtype of medulloblastoma, a deadly pediatric brain cancer.
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Many Older Patients With Aml Not Receiving Active Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 -- Many older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) do not receive any active treatment, and they have worse survival than those receiving active treatment, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Man Who Thought Nothing Of 'bug Bite' On Foot Learns That It Was An Aggressive Form Of Leukemia

An Ohio man who initially dismissed what he thought was a bug bite on his foot later learned that it was actually an aggressive form of leukemia, Today reports. Read more...

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: 5 Things To Know

In the wake of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor revolution, where is the treatment of CML headed? Medscape Oncology
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Mom Shares Heartbreaking Open Letter After Judge Denies Her Custody Of 4-year-old With Cancer

Post by Kaitlin Stanford. On Monday, a judge in Florida ruled against two parents seeking to regain custody of their 4-year-old, Noah McAdams, who has leukemia. Noah was taken from his parents, Taylor Bland and Joshua McAdams, in April after the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Predictors Of Response To Guadecitabine Found In Relapsed/refractory Aml Patients

Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a leukemia which arises from bone marrow tissue, often see remission following their initial treatment, but for patients whose cancer returns, there are few options. One such option is guadecitabine, a...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, DNA, Genetics

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Indians' Carrasco Reinstated From Il, Kipnis Out Of Lineup

Cleveland Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco, who hasn't pitched in majors since he was diagnosed with leukemia, reinstated from 60-day injured list       

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Leukemia: Not Just One Disease

An estimated 61,780 new cases of leukemia will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Although leukemias are thought to occur in childhood, they can actually present at any age in both children and adults.

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Leukemia: Not Just One Disease

An estimated 61,780 new cases of leukemia will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Although leukemias are thought to occur in childhood, they can actually present at any age in both children and adults.

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