Leukemia Cancer News

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Gene Mutations Appear Key to Childhood Leukemia Risk, Study Says

Findings may help explain higher rates among Hispanics

Scientists ID Antibody That Might Boost Cancer Therapy

Early study found 'ESK1' had effect on protein within cancer cells

Stars Pedal Hard to Help Fight Rare Cancers

SNL's Seth Meyers, N.Y. Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich biked Sunday to raise money for the cause

Leukemia Patients Get Treatment Boost From Donors' Immune Cells

Small, early study may have found a way to help marrow transplants work without immune troubles

Cancer Chemotherapy Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Leukemia

But the risk to any one patient is small, experts said, and treatments can be altered to minimize hazard

Hoping to Ease Shortage, FDA Fast-Tracks Generic Form of Cancer Drug

Agency says new availability of doxorubicin will help people battling malignancy

Gleevec's Latest Approval is for Pediatric Cancer

Drug blocks proteins that fuel cancer-cell development

Iclusig Approved for Rare Leukemias

Blocks proteins that spur cancer development

Blood Cancer Patients May Benefit From New Transplant Technique

Cord-blood expansion method could speed recovery, researchers say

Synribo Approved to Treat Rare Leukemia

If other treatments haven't stopped CML's progression

Blood or Bone Marrow Better for Stem Cell Transplants?

Study found no survival differences, but blood cells may be associated with more chronic side effects

Study Sees Link Between Prolonged Formula Feeding, Leukemia Risk

But the research only uncovered an association, it didn't prove cause and effect

Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests

Many popular films use death as plot device even though survival is much improved, researcher says

Young Children Treated for Cancer May Be at Risk for PTSD: Study

Procedures, treatments should be kid-friendly, painless as possible, researchers say

Bosulif Approved for Rare Leukemia

Primarily caused by genetic mutation

Marqibo Approved for Rare Leukemia

Sanctioned as an orphan drug

HIV Drug May Prevent Bone Marrow Transplant Complication

The drug, maraviroc, protects against graft-versus-host disease in the liver and gut

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Stem Cells

Bone marrow cells must be wiped out to improve cure rates, researchers say

TV Anchor Robin Roberts Has Rare Bone Marrow Disorder

MDS, which might be tied to Roberts' prior cancer treatment, requires bone marrow transplant

Child CT Scans Might Up Risk of Brain Cancer, Leukemia

Although the risk is small, radiation doses should be kept low, experts say

Leukemia Deadlier for Teens, Young Adults Than Younger Kids: Study

More resistant disease, toxic treatments take their toll on older patients, study says

'Rediscovered' Lymphoma Drug Helps Double Survival: Study

Patients who got bendamustine plus another med also had fewer side effects

Experimental Drug Helps Fight Some Childhood Cancers, Study Finds

Targeted therapy is effective, has few side effects, but larger trials needed, researchers say

Study: Gene Therapy for HIV Safe, But Effectiveness Still Unclear

Patients doing well a decade later but virus itself not eradicated

Study Shows New Option for Kids With Tough-to-Treat Leukemia

Some cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia may not require bone marrow transplant, researchers say

Drugs Previously Thought to Be Toxic May Stop Spread of Cancer

Medications target cancer stem cells, which are resistant to most other drugs, study says

Detailed Gene Scan Might Help Guide Leukemia Treatment

Study found different mutations predicted prognosis in AML patients

Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates Reach 90 Percent

Death rates from acute lymphoblastic leukemia dropped substantially, 15-year study finds

New Drug May Help Fight Rare Bone Marrow Disorder

Jakafi won't cure myelofibrosis, but it improves quality of life, studies find

FDA Moves to Head Off Shortages of 2 Cancer Drugs

Methotrexate highly effective against childhood leukemia; Doxil treats ovarian cancer

FDA Thinks Shortage of Cancer Drug for Kids Can Be Averted

Supplies of methotrexate, used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia, down to 2 weeks, doctors say

DNA Damage From Chemo May Help Spur Leukemia's Return

The treatment can achieve acute myeloid leukemia remission, but better options needed, experts say

40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'

In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

Birth Defects Seem Rare in Kids of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Findings should reassure parents, doctors say

More Aggressive Chemo May Help Younger Lymphoma Patients: Study

High-dose combination therapy boosts disease-free survival but raises side-effect risk

'Mini' Stem Cell Transplant May Help Seniors With Blood Cancer

One-third of study patients over 60 had improved overall 5-year survival, researchers report

Leukemia Survivor Credits Her Life to Tiny Blood Donors

Cord blood donation moves her from imminent death to 'good to go'

Death Rate Higher in Minorities With Acute Leukemia

Yet blacks and Hispanics are less likely to get the disease

Gene Therapy Fights a Tough-to-Treat Leukemia: Study

Success against chronic lymphocytic leukemia hints at possible use on other tumors, experts say

Growing Up Near Livestock Tied to Blood Cancers

Risk was three times higher for people raised on a poultry farm, New Zealand study finds

Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk

Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study

But disparity mirrors differences in incidence, not ability to fight disease, researchers say

Chronic Tylenol Use May Be Linked to Blood Cancer, Study Suggests

Taking it most days of the week for years might increase risk, researchers say

Most Leukemia Patients Recover From 'Chemo Brain' After Transplant: Study

But nearly 42 percent had memory, motor skills issues that lingered 5 years post-treatment

U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall

Report suggests that better screening, diagnosis and treatments are paying off

Leukemia Patients Taking Gleevec Achieve 'Normal' Death Rate

Study finds they die no faster than people in the general population

Less Is More With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Drug

Study finds lower doses of cytarabine as effective, with fewer side effects, as standard dose

Marrow Donation From Teenage Stranger Saves Man's Life

Random cheek swab yields near-perfect match for leukemia victim

Cancer Cells May Be Able to Urge Their Own Death

Study suggests that harnessing this trait could improve treatments