Leukemia Cancer News

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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

3/14/2013
Scientists ID Antibody That Might Boost Cancer Therapy

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

3/4/2013
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

2/27/2013
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

2/14/2013
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

2/4/2013
Hoping to Ease Shortage, FDA Fast-Tracks Generic Form of Cancer Drug

Agency says new availability of doxorubicin will help people battling malignancy

1/25/2013
Gleevec's Latest Approval is for Pediatric Cancer

Drug blocks proteins that fuel cancer-cell development

12/14/2012
Iclusig Approved for Rare Leukemias

Blocks proteins that spur cancer development

12/12/2012
Blood Cancer Patients May Benefit From New Transplant Technique

Cord-blood expansion method could speed recovery, researchers say

10/26/2012
Synribo Approved to Treat Rare Leukemia

If other treatments haven't stopped CML's progression

10/17/2012
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

10/17/2012
Study Sees Link Between Prolonged Formula Feeding, Leukemia Risk

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

9/21/2012
Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests

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

9/10/2012
Young Children Treated for Cancer May Be at Risk for PTSD: Study

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

9/5/2012
Bosulif Approved for Rare Leukemia

Primarily caused by genetic mutation

8/9/2012
Marqibo Approved for Rare Leukemia

Sanctioned as an orphan drug

7/11/2012
HIV Drug May Prevent Bone Marrow Transplant Complication

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

7/5/2012
Myelodysplastic Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Stem Cells

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

6/11/2012
TV Anchor Robin Roberts Has Rare Bone Marrow Disorder

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

6/7/2012
Child CT Scans Might Up Risk of Brain Cancer, Leukemia

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

6/4/2012
Leukemia Deadlier for Teens, Young Adults Than Younger Kids: Study

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

6/4/2012
'Rediscovered' Lymphoma Drug Helps Double Survival: Study

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

5/17/2012
Experimental Drug Helps Fight Some Childhood Cancers, Study Finds

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

5/2/2012
Study: Gene Therapy for HIV Safe, But Effectiveness Still Unclear

Patients doing well a decade later but virus itself not eradicated

4/11/2012
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

3/30/2012
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

3/14/2012
Detailed Gene Scan Might Help Guide Leukemia Treatment

Study found different mutations predicted prognosis in AML patients

3/12/2012
Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates Reach 90 Percent

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

2/29/2012
New Drug May Help Fight Rare Bone Marrow Disorder

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

2/21/2012
FDA Moves to Head Off Shortages of 2 Cancer Drugs

Methotrexate highly effective against childhood leukemia; Doxil treats ovarian cancer

2/14/2012
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

1/12/2012
DNA Damage From Chemo May Help Spur Leukemia's Return

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

12/21/2011
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

12/13/2011
Birth Defects Seem Rare in Kids of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Findings should reassure parents, doctors say

11/25/2011
More Aggressive Chemo May Help Younger Lymphoma Patients: Study

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

11/18/2011
11/1/2011
'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

10/7/2011
Leukemia Survivor Credits Her Life to Tiny Blood Donors

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

9/22/2011
Death Rate Higher in Minorities With Acute Leukemia

Yet blacks and Hispanics are less likely to get the disease

8/10/2011
Gene Therapy Fights a Tough-to-Treat Leukemia: Study

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

7/28/2011
Growing Up Near Livestock Tied to Blood Cancers

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

7/21/2011
Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk

Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

7/12/2011
More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study

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