Leukemia in the News

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

Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

07/23/2014 - But label warns drug may be toxic to liver

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

07/01/2014 - No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study

06/06/2014 - These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

Scientists Get Closer to the Stem Cells That May Drive Cancers

05/15/2014 - Researchers say a rare and unique tumor cell appears to help a form of blood cancer mutate and spread

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

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