Leukemia Cancer News

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9/20/2007
Gene Test Could Boost Myeloma Treatment

Certain DNA influences who'll respond best to therapy, scientists say

8/16/2007
Use Two Drugs at Once to Beat Leukemia: Study

Simultaneous Gleevec plus Sprycel works best against chronic myeloid leukemia, researchers say

7/26/2007
Gene Holds Key to Blood Stem Cells

Discovery points the way to new leukemia treatment targets, researchers say

6/15/2007
Bone Marrow May Give Rise to Blood Cancers

The birthplace of blood cells could be a source of malignancy, research suggests

6/8/2007
Umbilical Cord Beats Marrow for Leukemia Transplants

Patients get equal survival benefit, even with less-than-perfect match, study finds

6/4/2007
Disparities Persist in Cancer Care

Studies show racial, socioeconomic gaps continue with breast, childhood cancers

6/2/2007
Targeted Cancer Therapies Continue to Impress

Sprycel, Avastin battling back blood, kidney cancers, research shows

5/29/2007
Most Errors in Pediatric Chemo Make It to Patients

Dispensing, administration mistakes were most likely cause, study found

5/23/2007
Experts Outline Use of Bisphosphonates Against Myeloma

New guidelines are meant to aid doctors treating the bone marrow cancer

4/6/2007
Myeloma Drug Works Better at Lower Dose

Survival improved so much that U.S. trial was stopped early

3/20/2007
Childhood Leukemia Survivors at Long-Term Risk of Second Cancer

Odds for a variety of tumors kept rising in 30-year study

3/14/2007
Study Compares Stem Cell Transplants for Myeloma

For younger patients, a transplant from a compatible donor boosts survival

2/22/2007
Cancer Drug May Turn Immune System Against Tumors

It's a new strategy in fighting malignancy, researchers say

2/21/2007
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Increased Sarcoma Risk

They were nine times more likely to develop secondary malignancy, study finds

2/7/2007
Hodgkin's Disease Treatment Raises Lifelong Heart Risk

Survivors had more than double the rate of heart attack, study found

2/7/2007
Infection-Fighting Cancer Treatment Could Boost Leukemia Risk

But the benefits of growth factors may outweigh the concerns, experts say

2/1/2007
Health Tip: Donating Bone Marrow

It can save someone's life

1/25/2007
Test May Help Guide Blood Cancer Treatment

Screen spots cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia most vulnerable to drug

1/19/2007
Prostate Cancer Trial Halted Due to 3 Cases of Leukemia

Side effect of chemotherapy wasn't completely unexpected, one expert says

12/11/2006
Survivors of Childhood Leukemia Faring Well

More than 90 percent who are alive five years after treatment are still alive 20 years later

12/11/2006
3-Drug Regimen Is New Tool in Leukemia Fight

Study finds therapy produces significant gains against blood, bone marrow cancers

12/6/2006
Gleevec Continues to Beat Blood Cancer

89 percent of CML patients have survived for 5 years, study finds

11/27/2006
Some Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Face Long-Term Risk

Leukemia patients almost twice as likely to develop a solid cancer within 10 years

11/23/2006
Health Tip: Symptoms of Leukemia

Signs that you should see a doctor

11/10/2006
Firefighters at High Risk for Cancer

Airborne toxins raise their risk over time, study suggests

11/7/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Long-Term Stroke Risk

Actual risk is low but still 4 times that of general population, study finds

8/31/2006
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Not Raise Cancer Risk

Study found no increased danger for people taking newer TNF blockers

8/14/2006
Medication Errors Common in Kids' Leukemia Treatment

Complicated medication regimens appear to be the reason, researchers contend

7/20/2006
Chemotherapy in Childhood Can Bring Adult Heart Woes

Researchers are seeking ways to prevent this long-term complication

7/5/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Menopause

Treatment-related ovarian damage may be to blame, researchers say

6/29/2006
Sprycel Sanctioned for Rare Leukemia

When standard therapy fails

6/29/2006
FDA Grants Swift Approval to New Leukemia Drug

Sprycel benefits patients resistant to other drugs, including Gleevec

6/14/2006
New Leukemia Drugs Help Those Who Fail Gleevec

Sprycel, Tasigna are closing the net on chronic myelogenous leukemia

6/12/2006
Geography Key to Hodgkin's Disease Outcomes

European patients fare worse than those in U.S., study finds

6/7/2006
Gene Technology Spots Burkitt's Lymphoma

Until now, it's often been confused with another blood cancer

6/5/2006
Molecular Therapies Tackle Blood Cancers

Research finds Gleevec and thalidomide prolong the lives of many patients

5/10/2006
Cancer Drug Gleevec Can Interfere With Bone Growth

Newly discovered side effect won't prevent use of lifesaving medication, study says

3/17/2006
Longer Drug Therapy Helps Bone Marrow Disease Patients

'Maintenance' treatment with decitabine may improve MDS outcomes, study finds

3/13/2006
Drug Eases Bone Marrow Cancer Burden

Decitabine boosts quality of life for MDS patients, study finds

3/10/2006
Experts Debate Thalidomide's Promise Against Myeloma

Two studies show a benefit, but offer conflicting results on patient survival

3/8/2006
Thalidomide Gives Boost to Myeloma Therapy

Once-maligned drug is proving a friend to those fighting blood cancer

2/27/2006
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Won't Boost Lymphoma Risk

Instead, study suggests disease-linked inflammation explains patients' heightened risk

2/27/2006
Combo Therapy Fights AIDS-Linked Lymphoma

HIV-positive cancer patients fared as well as those without the virus, study found

1/17/2006
Protein Yields Blood Cancer Clues

Findings could further research into acute myeloid leukemia

1/12/2006
Medicine Winning the War Against Childhood Blood Cancer

Cure rate for kids with acute lymphoblastic leukemia could soon reach 90 percent, experts say

12/23/2005
Green Tea Extract May Fight Leukemia

But the research is very preliminary, experts caution

12/14/2005
Vaccinating Bone Marrow Donor Helps Protect Recipient

It shields patients from a deadly pneumonia, sudy finds

12/14/2005
Gleevec Stops Leukemia Over Long Term

Remission approaches five years for most patients with chronic myeloid leukemia

10/26/2005
Gene Profile Predicts Leukemia's Course

Test may help doctors spot aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

10/21/2005
Jekyll-Hyde Protein May Contribute to Leukemia

Study with mice cells could lead to new treatment options, study suggests