Leukemia Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/1/2004
Chemo More Dangerous Than Thought for Kids

Therapy causes genetic damage in leukemia survivors, study finds

6/7/2004
Intensive Chemotherapy Does Help Elderly

Aggressive treatment works with leukemia patients aged 75 and older, study finds

5/21/2004
Drug Approved for Bone Marrow Disorders

Rare conditions could lead to leukemia

5/18/2004
Recovery From Leukemia, Lymphoma Can Take Years

Particularly when the treatment involves stem cell transplantation

5/18/2004
Gene Might Trigger Leukemia, Lymphoma

Mouse study shows it interferes with normal cell growth

4/14/2004
Genetic Tests Show Promise Against Leukemia

They could help determine which patients should receive which therapies

4/8/2004
Green Tea Component Kills Leukemia Cells

Mayo researchers hope finding could lead to patient treatments

4/1/2004
Science Closing in on Rare Viral Leukemia

Drugs similar to those used to fight HIV may fight this blood virus, too

3/29/2004
An Alternative to Bone Marrow Donation

Stem cells may do the job just as well without genetic matching issues

3/26/2004
St. John's Wort Weakens Leukemia Drug

Herb used for depression interferes with Gleevec's cancer-fighting abilities

3/18/2004
Level of Immune Cells Predict Chances Against Leukemia

Dendritic cells fight off cancer relapse following stem cell transplant

3/16/2004
Toxin Combo May Treat Leukemia

Arsenic, bryostatin may be potent therapy for blood cancers

3/15/2004
Master Blood Cell Gene Identified

Finding could lead to new leukemia treatments

12/24/2003
Studies Advance Myeloma Treatment

One finds two transplants are better than one

12/18/2003
Fighting Childhood Cancer

Nordic countries have highest survival rates in Europe

12/9/2003
Gleevec Formally OK'd for Rare Cancer

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

12/8/2003
New Drug Helps in Fight Against Common Leukemia

Rituximab prolongs lives of people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

12/8/2003
Gleevec Needs Time to Work

Three months not enough to judge CML patient response to cancer drug, study finds

12/3/2003
Gene Key to Success of Bone Marrow Transplant

Correct match of alteration reduces rejection, death rates

11/7/2003
Combo Therapy Helps Leukemia Patients

Velcade and experimental drugs slow cancer in patients

11/6/2003
Formaldehyde Linked to Leukemia, Lung Cancer

Chemical often used in manufacturing and labs seems to increase risk of diseases

10/14/2003
Studies Split on Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates by Race

Dramatically different conclusions on how children of different races and ethnicities fare

10/8/2003
Aggressive Chemotherapy Helps Beat Childhood Leukemia

Study finds it reduces death rate by 37 percent in one form of disease

9/29/2003
Gleevec May Fight Alzheimer's, Too

Cancer drug shows early promise against the brain disease

9/26/2003
Battling Blood Cancers

New treatments may work better with fewer side effects

9/26/2003
'Amazing' Leukemia Drug Rescues a Life

Gleevec puts Connecticut man on road to recovery

9/21/2003
New Victories in Battle Against Blood Cancers

Molecularly targeted therapies attack diseased cells with fewer side effects

8/13/2003
Radiation Not Needed for Childhood Cancers

Two new studies show side effects of treatment show up later

8/8/2003
Music Therapy Aids Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

They began producing white blood cells sooner, study says

6/25/2003
New Cancer Drug May Find Wider Use

Velcade effective against myeloma, other cancers

6/16/2003
Aspirin May Cut Risk of Adult Leukemia

Study finds 50% lower rate in postmenopausal women

6/2/2003
Young Cancer Survivors Face Heart Threat

Cardiovascular disease lurks after chemo or radiation, study finds

5/20/2003
Cancer Drug Approved for Childhood Leukemia

FDA grants 4th use for Gleevec

5/1/2003
Side Effect Tarnishes Blood Cancer Drug's Luster

Thalidomide, once notorious, has shown promise against multiple myeloma

4/17/2003
Treating One Cancer May Beget Another

Study warns about process experimental drugs use

4/11/2003
Using Poison to Treat Cancer

Doctors test arsenic to combat one form of leukemia

3/12/2003
Gleevec New Gold Standard for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Drug beat out standard treatment for newly diagnosed disease in international trial

1/24/2003
Vets Welcome Agent Orange Finding, But Want More

Complain of a lack of research on Vietnam vets' health

12/30/2002
Cord Blood Stem Cells Are Long-Lived

They're still good after 15 years in fight against blood disorders

12/26/2002
An Advancement for Leukemia Drug

Gleevec OKd for 'first-line' treatment

10/22/2002
Cord Blood's Precious Gift

Researchers find way to grow umbilical stem cells in lab

10/21/2002
'Cocktail' Could Combat Leukemia

In the lab, it strengthens fighting power of T-cells

8/14/2002
Gleevec Expands Its Cancer Targets

Studies show its power against a gut tumor and a leukemia

8/12/2002
Deciphering Leukemia in Children with Down Syndrome

Gene defect causes disease in Down kids, study says

5/31/2002
Bone Marrow Transplant Danger Reduced

Scientists find cause of treacherous complication that often kills patients

5/17/2002
New Drug for Sickle Cell Disease Found

But more research needed before it can gain FDA approval

5/10/2002
Should You Bank Your Baby's Blood?

Umbilical cord rich in stem cells, but saving it may be waste of money

4/8/2002
Pesticide Chemical Leaves Immune System Helpless

Lab study shows crop chemical debilitates human killer cells

3/14/2002
Natural Killer Cells May Improve Marrow Transplants

They help leukemia patients tolerate grafts better

2/28/2002
Panel Backpedals on Cancer-Agent Orange Link

Says study tying chemical to childhood leukemia was wrong