Leukemia Cancer News

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9/28/2005
Marrow Transplant Technique May Help Blood Cancer Patients

In small study, new approach rendered the procedure much less toxic

9/16/2005
Stem Cell Transplant Can Leave Long-Term Health Woes

These effects are non-life-threatening but should be monitored, experts say

8/4/2005
Stem Cell Transplant Bests Chemo for Common Childhood Leukemia

Five-year survival rates were better than with high-dose chemotherapy, study says

8/2/2005
Myeloid Leukemia Risk Linked to Obesity

Association not seen with other types of leukemia, study says

7/8/2005
New Approach Works Against Leukemia, Lymphoma

Using stem cells from two umbilical cords a breakthrough for adult patients

6/29/2005
Experts Offer Info on Lymphoma Radiation Treatments

Brochures from cancer radiologists' group help patients with options

6/29/2005
Thalidomide Helps Combat Multiple Myeloma

Once-banned drug aids dexamethasone to improve stem cell therapy, study says

6/21/2005
Drug Combos Team Up Against Myeloma

New agent shuts off another escape route for the deadly cancer, researchers report

6/21/2005
Aging Stem Cells Linked to Leukemia in Elderly

Study found they increased risk of infection, disease

6/17/2005
Technique May Ensure Boys' Fertility After Leukemia

Pre-treatment removal of sperm stem cells offers hope, mouse study suggests

6/15/2005
Drug Extends Survival for Multiple Myeloma Patients

In study, 80 percent of participants were alive one year later

6/3/2005
Power Lines-Leukemia Debate Lingers

Study shows slight increase in risk, but magnetic fields may not be to blame

5/16/2005
Lower Doses of Chemo Effective in Children

Study based on patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

4/25/2005
Children With Soft-Tissue Cancers Face Risk of More Tumors

Survivors treated with chemotherapy and radiation at greater risk, study finds

4/22/2005
Day Care at Early Age May Cut Leukemia Risk

Exposure to common infections seems to protect against disease, study finds

4/20/2005
Knocking Out Leukemia With a One-Two Punch

Scientists say they've found a new treatment target for CML

4/19/2005
New Leukemia Drug Overcomes Gleevec Resistance

A study finds 90 percent of resistant CML patients responding to AMN107

4/14/2005
Report: Set Federal Standards for Cord Blood Banks

Stored umbilical cord blood an increasingly useful source of stem cells

3/29/2005
Web-Based Cancer Research Reaps Reward

Online appeal to patients helps ID bone marrow cancer gene

3/8/2005
Smoking During Pregnancy May Up Child Leukemia Risk

But experts caution findings are far from conclusive

2/14/2005
Compound Fights Gleevec-Resistant Leukemia

AMN107 shows promise in animal trials, researchers say

2/11/2005
Leukemia Drug Eyed for Kaposi's Sarcoma

Gleevec can shrink skin tumors linked to HIV/AIDS

2/10/2005
Leukemia Cells Surprise Researchers

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells die off, are reborn at faster rate than believed

2/9/2005
Thalidomide-like Drug Benefits Some With Blood Disorder

Reduces need for transfusions for those with myelodysplastic syndromes, study says

1/26/2005
Compound Might Aid Leukemia Patients Resistant to Gleevec

Human trials could begin by middle of year, researcher says

12/27/2004
Healthful Diet Urged for Kids Undergoing Chemo

Treatment lowers antioxidant, nutrient levels

12/20/2004
Gleevec a Cost-Effective Treatment

Study finds high price of drug balanced by expected survival increase in patients

12/16/2004
Drug Treats Painful Side Effect of Chemotherapy

Thwarts debilitating mouth sores

12/15/2004
Drug Eases Painful Effect of Cancer Therapy

Cuts frequency, duration of common mouth sores

12/6/2004
Leukemia Vaccine Shows Early Promise

Larger studies to begin next year, researchers report

12/3/2004
Leukemia Drug Gleevec Continues to Amaze

Nearly 5 years after its introduction, most patients still doing well

12/2/2004
Risks Seen in Low Exposure to Benzene

Study: Blood cells harmed even below U.S. worker standards

11/24/2004
Umbilical Cord Blood Could Treat Leukemia

It's a viable option for patients waiting for transplant

10/18/2004
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds relative rate higher in radiation patients

10/7/2004
Alzheimer's Drugs May Fight Rare Leukemia

Seek out enzyme that's key to both diseases

9/29/2004
Arsenic May Fight Rare Leukemia

90% of patients treated with pesticide went into remission

9/29/2004
New Drug Treats Fungal Infections in Cancer Patients

Fewer side effects allow for more aggressive therapies

9/29/2004
Cancer Drug Stalls Rare Skin Cancer

Small study finds Gleevec effective in treating dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

9/28/2004
New Drug Treatments Offer Hope to Leukemia Patients

'Targeted' therapies prevent cells from reproducing uncontrollably

9/20/2004
Scientists Shut Off Leukemia Gene in Mice

Hope new drugs target molecule that control cancer-cell survival

9/9/2004
Turmeric May Guard Against Childhood Leukemia

Second study finds oranges and bananas may confer similar benefit

8/25/2004
Test Predicts Course of Rare Leukemia

Finding could lead the way to more targeted CLL treatment

8/19/2004
Does Benzene Cause Childhood Leukemia?

More study needed on this gasoline component, researchers say

8/12/2004
New Trick Improves Odds in Bone Marrow Transplants

Knocking out key enzyme helps healthy stem cells thrive

8/11/2004
Targeted Therapy May Fight Leukemia

Study centers on stem cells that trigger cancerous growth

8/4/2004
Genes for Leukemia Drug Resistance Identified

Finding called important step in search for childhood cancer cure

7/19/2004
Depression May Explain Fatigue of Cancer Patients

Study finds it could be bigger factor than the physical side effects of disease

7/15/2004
New Drug Battles Gleevec Resistance

Can help leukemia patients who don't respond

7/7/2004
Drug Prevents Downside of Cancer Miracle

Prevents heart damage in childhood leukemia survivors

7/7/2004
Blood Infection a Threat to Cancer Patients

Death risk five times higher for those with complication in hospital