Leukemia Cancer News

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5/10/2011
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

5/6/2011
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

3/31/2011
U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall

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

3/22/2011
Leukemia Patients Taking Gleevec Achieve 'Normal' Death Rate

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

3/16/2011
Less Is More With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Drug

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

2/11/2011
Marrow Donation From Teenage Stranger Saves Man's Life

Random cheek swab yields near-perfect match for leukemia victim

12/22/2010
Cancer Cells May Be Able to Urge Their Own Death

Study suggests that harnessing this trait could improve treatments

12/21/2010
Gene Activity May Affect Acute Myeloid Leukemia Outcome

Highly active genes in leukemic stem cells linked to poor response to therapy, raised risk of death

12/15/2010
Docs Claim Transplant Cured Man of HIV, But Experts Urge Caution

Treatment has beat back virus for 3 years but may be too risky, impractical for widespread use

12/6/2010
Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival

Drugs seem to benefit patients with multiple myeloma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers say

12/6/2010
Gene Therapy Corrected Rare Bleeding Disorder: Study

But one of 10 boys developed leukemia, possibly from treatment, researchers say

11/10/2010
Gene Mutations Seem to Make a Leukemia More Deadly

Study found patients with acute myeloid leukemia who had the variant were more likely to die quickly

10/28/2010
Sprycel Approval Expanded to Include Rare Leukemia

Drug believed to hinder proteins that encourage cancer growth

10/20/2010
Some With Once-Deadly Leukemia Can Take a Break From Gleevec

Small minority of CML patients went off the drug for 2 years with no sign of recurrence

10/8/2010
3 or More X-Rays May Raise Leukemia Risk Among Kids: Study

But overall danger remains extremely low, researchers point out

9/23/2010
Experimental Leukemia Drug Proves a Slam Dunk

Former basketball player, Ray Johnston, beating long odds with his rock band in Dallas

9/15/2010
Radiation Exposure Raises Likelihood of Second Cancer

Japanese who developed a cancer after atomic bomb blast at high risk of developing another, study finds

8/4/2010
Recession Causing Cancer Patients to Quit Life-Extending Drugs

3 patients taking pricey Gleevec gave it up, prompting their tumors' return, doctors report

7/23/2010
Radiation for Childhood Cancer Can Boost Risk of Stillbirth Later

Study found when woman's uterus, ovaries had been exposed at young age, risk was up to 12 times greater

7/21/2010
Gene Therapy Shows Promise With 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Researchers report some success 10 years after treatment, although some patients developed cancer

7/7/2010
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Keeps Falling: Report

American Cancer Society statistics suggest earlier detection, better treatment paying off

6/30/2010
Obesity Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asia-Pacific Region

But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

6/23/2010
Study Clears Cell Phone Towers of Childhood Cancer Connection

Proximity during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise risk of leukemia, brain tumors, researchers say

6/18/2010
Tasigna Approval Widened to Include Early Stages of Rare Leukemia

But users are at greater risk of heart disorder

6/7/2010
Green Tea Compound Slowed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Researchers caution finding was preliminary, effect seen only in early stages of disease

6/7/2010
Newer Drugs Beat Gleevec in Head-to-Head Trials

More chronic myeloid leukemia patients responded to Sprycel and Tasigna than Gleevec

5/24/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Health Problems Throughout Life

More likely to struggle with medical issues as adults, analysis finds

5/13/2010
Genetic Pattern May Predict Leukemia Relapse

Children could be screened, treated more aggressively if deemed at risk, researchers say

5/6/2010
Drinking While Pregnant Tied to Rare Leukemia in Offspring

There's no safe amount of alcohol for women during this time, experts say

4/27/2010
Imaging Costs Soar for Medicare Cancer Patients

Whether more scans are wasteful or improve outcomes isn't known, experts say

2/19/2010
Rituxan Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A cancer of the blood and bone marrow

2/18/2010
High Rates of Childhood Leukemia Seen in Iraq Province

Cases in Basra more than doubled over 15 years, research shows

2/1/2010
Stem Cell, Bone Marrow Transplants Both Benefit Leukemia Patients

Little difference in survival found 10 years after therapies, study says

1/28/2010
Some Childhood Cancer Survivors Face More Challenges at School

Radiation to head for brain and other cancers linked to educational deficits, study finds

1/8/2010
Study Suggests Way to 'Mop Up' Leukemia Cells

Vaccine beats back cancer left behind after treatment, researchers say

1/4/2010
Experimental Drug May Help in Brain, Prostate Cancers

Study finds that imetelstat targets mechanism that allows cancer cells to divide

12/14/2009
Herb May Counter Liver Damage From Chemo

Milk thistle appears to reduce liver inflammation in cancer patients, researchers say

11/20/2009
Formaldehyde May Endanger Funeral Workers

Leukemia risk is found to increase with longer exposure to embalming fluids

11/12/2009
Leukemia Drug May Help Some Ovarian Cancer Patients

Sprycel limited the growth of cancer cells in lab study

11/6/2009
Istodax Approved for Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

It's a disfiguring cancer affecting the skin

10/27/2009
Arzerra Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Affects some 16,000 people annually

10/12/2009
Mother's Cancer Can Pass to Fetus

Genetic analysis is first proof this rare phenomenon occurs, scientists say

10/8/2009
Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Never Marry

Certain forms of disease, treatment linked to greater likelihood of remaining single, study finds

9/23/2009
Leukemia Drug in High Dose Helps Survival

Two trials find daunorubicin benefits certain subsets of patients

9/22/2009
Leukemia Cells May Hide in Fat Tissue

Finding explains why obese children have higher relapse rates, researchers say

9/10/2009
Treating Childhood Leukemia With Fewer Side Effects

Dutch researchers skip radiation treatments, some chemo but add corticosteroid

8/27/2009
Steady Improvements Seen for Young Blood Cancer Patients

Survival has significantly increased, research shows

8/19/2009
Treatment May Limit Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Problem in stem-cell transplants is common when donor, recipient are not related

8/13/2009
Exercise May Help in Leukemia Recovery

Small study finds physical activity reduces depression and fatigue

8/13/2009
Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young

Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds