Leukemia Cancer News

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6/15/2015
Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

6/1/2015
Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study

It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests

6/1/2015
2 Drugs Show Promise Against Blood Cancers

Ibrutinib, obinutuzumab slowed progression of common leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma

5/12/2015
Kids Born to Older Dads May Face Risk of Blood Cancers

But study only showed association, not cause-and-effect link

4/27/2015
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

4/9/2015
Contagious Leukemia Killing East Coast Clams

Scientists 'astonished' by the finding

3/19/2015
New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

In study, brentuximab extended time patients survived without further progression of the blood cancer

2/26/2015
Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds

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

2/18/2015
Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 kids over 10 years

12/24/2014
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk

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

12/11/2014
Screening Test Approved for Viruses That Cause Blood Cancer

Screen looks for viruses tied to a number of blood cancers or abnormalities

12/8/2014
Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise in Small Trial

Nivolumab harnesses power of immune system to attack cancer in patients who've failed other therapy

12/3/2014
Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia

Drug sanctioned for rapidly-growing form of bone marrow cancer

11/21/2014
Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk

10/27/2014
Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study

Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy

10/22/2014
Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

10/15/2014
Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With a Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer

But, some advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients relapsed, study finds

10/8/2014
Gene Therapy Shows Potential for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Newer treatment seems to have less risk of certain cancer, researchers say

8/25/2014
Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia

Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds

7/23/2014
Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry

7/23/2014
Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

But label warns drug may be toxic to liver

7/1/2014
Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

6/6/2014
Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study

These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

5/15/2014
Scientists Get Closer to the Stem Cells That May Drive Cancers

Researchers say a rare and unique tumor cell appears to help a form of blood cancer mutate and spread

3/12/2014
Experimental Drug May Boost Leukemia Survival, Without Chemo

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

2/19/2014
Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests

Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

2/19/2014
Experimental Therapy Shows Promise Against Type of Adult Leukemia

Genetic tweak of patient's immune cells boosted chances of remission in advanced cases

2/12/2014
Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Chronic Leukemia

Drug inhibits enzyme that spurs cancer growth

2/3/2014
Body's Immune System Destroys Would-Be Cancer Cells Daily: Study

Researchers tracked the quick elimination of mutant cells that can cause blood tumors

1/31/2014
Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News

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

1/9/2014
New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia

Study found adding new drug obinutuzumab extended remission in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

12/30/2013
Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice

Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

12/18/2013
80 Percent of Cancer Docs Have Faced Drug Shortages: Survey

Many report using substitute chemo meds or delaying treatment

12/9/2013
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia, Other Blood Cancers

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

12/4/2013
Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women

Researchers say hormones might play role in link, but don't know why

11/18/2013
Kids' Cancer Treatments May Cause Heart Trouble, Study Says

Changes in arteries seen while still in childhood

11/8/2013
Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy?

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

11/7/2013
Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers

Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

11/6/2013
IVF Conception Doesn't Seem to Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: Study

British researchers followed more than 100,000 children for 17 years

11/1/2013
Gazyva Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A cancer of the blood and bone marrow

11/1/2013
A Father and Daughter's Race to Beat Leukemia

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

7/8/2013
Even With Equal Care, Racial Disparity Persists in Blood Cancer, Study Finds

Blacks with chronic lymphocytic leukemia fare worse than whites

6/10/2013
Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk

Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

5/9/2013
Gene Discovery May Offer Breakthrough for Rare Leukemia

Study found drug used for one condition also targets genes affecting different blood disorder

5/1/2013
Scientists Pinpoint Most Major Genes Behind Deadly Blood Cancer

Say they now have the 'playbook' for battling acute myeloid leukemia

4/29/2013
Water Pipe No Safer Than Cigarettes: Study

'Hookahs' expose people to higher levels of carbon monoxide and benzene, researchers say

4/25/2013
Soaring Prices Keep Leukemia Drugs From Patients, Experts Say

$100,000-a-year meds seen as obstacle to treatment

4/10/2013
New Strategy Helps Young Lymphoma Patients Avoid Radiation Treatment

Approach resulted in high remission rates without the risks tied to radiotherapy, researchers say

3/20/2013
Immune Therapy Shows Early Promise for Advanced Leukemia

Patient's own cells are genetically engineered for use in treatment, study finds

3/19/2013
Gene Mutations Appear Key to Childhood Leukemia Risk, Study Says

Findings may help explain higher rates among Hispanics