Leukemia in the News

Experimental Drug May Boost Leukemia Survival, Without Chemo

03/12/2014 - Idelalisib is being fast-tracked for FDA approval for use in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests

02/19/2014 - Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

Experimental Therapy Shows Promise Against Type of Adult Leukemia

02/19/2014 - Genetic tweak of patient's immune cells boosted chances of remission in advanced cases

Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Chronic Leukemia

02/12/2014 - Drug inhibits enzyme that spurs cancer growth

Body's Immune System Destroys Would-Be Cancer Cells Daily: Study

02/03/2014 - Researchers tracked the quick elimination of mutant cells that can cause blood tumors

Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News

01/31/2014 - While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia

01/09/2014 - Study found adding new drug obinutuzumab extended remission in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice

12/30/2013 - Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

80 Percent of Cancer Docs Have Faced Drug Shortages: Survey

12/18/2013 - Many report using substitute chemo meds or delaying treatment

Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia, Other Blood Cancers

12/09/2013 - In many patients in early trials, turning T-cells into cancer fighters sent disease into remission

Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women

12/04/2013 - Researchers say hormones might play role in link, but don't know why

Kids' Cancer Treatments May Cause Heart Trouble, Study Says

11/18/2013 - Changes in arteries seen while still in childhood

Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy?

11/08/2013 - Unusual case report details how 10-year-old boy was treated for leukemia and lost sensitivity to peanuts

Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers

11/07/2013 - Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

IVF Conception Doesn't Seem to Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: Study

11/06/2013 - British researchers followed more than 100,000 children for 17 years

Gazyva Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

11/01/2013 - A cancer of the blood and bone marrow

A Father and Daughter's Race to Beat Leukemia

11/01/2013 - Man behind the idea of runs to raise money for research recalls his child's battle with blood cancer

Even With Equal Care, Racial Disparity Persists in Blood Cancer, Study Finds

07/08/2013 - Blacks with chronic lymphocytic leukemia fare worse than whites

Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk

06/10/2013 - Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

Gene Discovery May Offer Breakthrough for Rare Leukemia

05/09/2013 - Study found drug used for one condition also targets genes affecting different blood disorder

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