Leukemia in the News

Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

06/15/2015 - Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study

06/01/2015 - It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests

2 Drugs Show Promise Against Blood Cancers

06/01/2015 - Ibrutinib, obinutuzumab slowed progression of common leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Kids Born to Older Dads May Face Risk of Blood Cancers

05/12/2015 - But study only showed association, not cause-and-effect link

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

04/27/2015 - Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

Contagious Leukemia Killing East Coast Clams

04/09/2015 - Scientists 'astonished' by the finding

New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

03/19/2015 - In study, brentuximab extended time patients survived without further progression of the blood cancer

Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds

02/26/2015 - But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds

02/18/2015 - Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 kids over 10 years

Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk

12/24/2014 - Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds

Screening Test Approved for Viruses That Cause Blood Cancer

12/11/2014 - Screen looks for viruses tied to a number of blood cancers or abnormalities

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise in Small Trial

12/08/2014 - Nivolumab harnesses power of immune system to attack cancer in patients who've failed other therapy

Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia

12/03/2014 - Drug sanctioned for rapidly-growing form of bone marrow cancer

Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

11/21/2014 - Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk

Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study

10/27/2014 - Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy

Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows

10/22/2014 - Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With a Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer

10/15/2014 - But, some advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients relapsed, study finds

Gene Therapy Shows Potential for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

10/08/2014 - Newer treatment seems to have less risk of certain cancer, researchers say

Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia

08/25/2014 - Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds

Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

07/23/2014 - Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry

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