Leukemia Cancer News

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6/17/2009
Taking Aim at Relapse of Leukemia in Kids

Researchers say discovery could lead to lifesaving drugs

6/9/2009
Donor Stem-Cell Transplant Best For Acute Myeloid Leukemia

People in all risk groups, but especially those with poor and intermediate risk of survival, benefit most, researchers say

6/1/2009
Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Checking for Second Malignancies

Another study found some also suffer PTSD years after treatment

6/1/2009
Immune-Based Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise

Similar patient-tailored approaches may work for skin, stomach and other cancers, researchers say

4/30/2009
Leukemia Risk From MS Drug May Be Up

But few options require balancing dangers and benefits, experts say

4/22/2009
Gene Studies Reveal Cancer's Secrets

Key alterations hold clues to blood, bladder and ovarian malignancies, researchers say

4/21/2009
Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer

Folic acid supplements, smoking and genetics are among research targets

4/20/2009
Chemo Combo Shows Promise Against Ovarian Cancer

Lab-based study focused on certain types of malignancies

2/20/2009
Scientists Gain Insight Into Blood Cancer's Progression

Findings for chronic myeloid leukemia may have wider implications, researchers say

2/17/2009
One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line

Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study

2/11/2009
Signs of Leukemia Show Up Years Before Diagnosis

Study suggests abnormal blood cells hold clues to start of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

1/27/2009
In Kids, Genes May Affect Leukemia Treatment

Finding could help tailor therapy regimen to individuals, experts say

1/9/2009
Childhood Leukemia Subtype Resists Treatment

Those with rare gene have disease relapse often within 5 years of apparent remission

1/7/2009
Gene Governs Response to Leukemia Chemotherapy

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is most common pediatric cancer

1/7/2009
Heart Drug May Be a Cancer Fighter

Digoxin, used to treat heart failure, slowed cell growth, study says

12/23/2008
Cancer Medicine Advances on Many Fronts

New drug approvals, more targeted therapies the highlights of 2008

12/19/2008
Mozobil Boosts Stem Cells Before Bone Marrow Transplants

Could help people with certain forms of blood cancer

12/9/2008
Experimental Drug Fights Bone Marrow Cancers

There are currently no FDA-approved treatments for these malignancies

12/4/2008
Higher Chemo Drug Dose Prolongs Lives of Leukemia Patients

Side effects similar to those seen with standard dose of daunorubicin, study shows

11/26/2008
Genes May Predict Lymphoma Treatment Outcome

Screens might be used to determine which patients will benefit, researchers say

11/25/2008
U.S. Cancer Rate-Death Rate Combo Drops for 1st Time

But smoking-related cancers continue to rise in some regions of country, report finds

11/5/2008
First-Ever Mapping of Cancer Patient's Genome

Study of leukemia patient's DNA may lead to routine gene scans, experts say

10/8/2008
New Advances Could Battle Cancer Cell by Cell

Flow cytometry illuminates signaling protein pathways, study says

10/6/2008
New Test Detects Rare Leukemia More Quickly

Researchers also found technique could track response to treatments

9/17/2008
Signaling Protein Could Be Target for Leukemia Chemo

GSK3 apparently plays double role in activating and inhibiting cell growth, study finds

9/10/2008
Survival Rates Improve for Kids With Blood Cancers

Advancements in treatment likely behind continued upswing, study concludes

8/27/2008
Combination Therapy Helps to Combat Myeloma

Adding Velcade to standard drug therapy prolonged survival, study finds

8/1/2008
Methadone Kills Resistant Leukemia Cells

Low doses of drug used to treat opioid addiction worked without toxic effects, study finds

7/9/2008
Thalidomide Continues to Show Benefits Against Myeloma

The once-notorious drug aiding certain patients with the blood cancer

7/1/2008
Scientists Find Way to Dim Cancer Switch

Research could pave the way for better treatments of certain malignancies

6/23/2008
One Gene May Be Key to Myeloma

The discovery holds promise as a treatment target for this diverse disease, experts say

6/23/2008
Cancer Drug Gleevec Could Fight Stroke

It might extend the effectiveness of clot-busting tPA, researchers say

6/18/2008
Cancer Drug Gleevec Linked to Muscle Damage

French researchers say the problem can probably strike small percentage of patients

6/9/2008
Blood Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Lupus

Experiments with mice found Velcade reduced dangerous autoantibodies

6/2/2008
U.S. Childhood Cancers Vary by Sex, Region

Pediatric malignancies are more common in the Northeast, and boys are at higher risk than girls, study finds

5/16/2008
New Therapy Kills Human Leukemia Cells in Mice

Technique expands natural killer cells in cord blood more than 30-fold

4/30/2008
Genetic Changes May Dictate Course of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Findings could help determine which therapies will benefit certain patients

3/20/2008
Treanda Treats Rare Cancer

Chemotherapy drug approved for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

3/5/2008
Gleevec May Disrupt Ovarian Function

Benefits still outweigh potential infertility risks, experts say

2/20/2008
Cancer Death Rates Still Declining

But report notes rate of decrease slowed from 2004 to 2005, with 5,424 more deaths

2/15/2008
Obesity Raises Cancer Risk

British study details differences between genders, ethnic groups

2/1/2008
Sorafenib Slows Growth of Some Leukemias

Drug shows potential for patients with specific gene mutations, researchers find

1/25/2008
Teens, Young Adults Missing Out on Latest Cancer Advances

Treatment gap between pediatric and adult cancer care one reason why, study reports

1/17/2008
Study Gets Closer to Origins of Leukemia

Targeting a mutated cell might bring better treatments, researchers say

12/26/2007
Class of Chemotherapy Drugs Helps Certain Breast Cancer Patients

Anthracyclines increase survival for HER2-positive tumors, but not negative ones, analysis finds

12/13/2007
Researchers Find Great Granddaddy of All Blood Cells

Discovery could yield targeted treatments for leukemia, bone marrow transplants

12/10/2007
Possible Cure for Rare Lymphoma Reported

Other blood cancer treatment advances announced at hematology meeting

11/21/2007
Drug Combo Boosts Multiple Myeloma Survival

A thalidomide derivative plus dexamethasone improved outcomes, studies found

10/29/2007
Tasigna Approved for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

For people resistant to other therapies

10/5/2007
Thalidomide Improves Outcomes for Older Myeloma Patients

Adding the drug to standard chemo boosted survival, study found