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July 1, 2015

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July 1, 2015

Trial Could Impact Older Myelodysplastic Syndrome Population's Access to Bone Marrow Transplants

June 23, 2015 — An America-wide clinical trial analyzes outcomes after two common treatments: bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy. The results could lead to wider access to transplants, researchers ... read more

Breast Cancer Cells Form Metastases

June 15, 2015 — A particular human gene variant makes breast cancer cells more aggressive. Not only are these more resistant to chemotherapy but also leave the primary tumour and establish themselves in other parts ... read more

Establishing Definitions to Increase Survival After Blood/marrow Transplant

June 9, 2015 — Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) is a potentially curative treatment for patients with leukemia or other life-threating blood diseases. With a goal of increasing survival rates, a research team ... read more

June 2, 2015 — An long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), which might give an impact on tyrosine kinase-targeted leukemia therapy, was found to be expressed in a leukemia cell line. The function of the lncRNA ... read more

Targeted Drug Can ‘diminish the Suffering’ of Myelofibrosis

May 30, 2015 — Use of the targeted agent pacritinib significantly reduced the symptoms and burden of advanced myelofibrosis in patients, says a researcher who co-led PERSIST-1, the worldwide phase 3 clinical trial ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A nanoparticle-based therapy has been designed by researchers that is effective in treating mice with multiple myeloma, a cancer of immune cells in the bone marrow. Targeted specifically to the ... read more

Injected Immune Cells Safe in Multiple Myeloma Patients, Pilot Study Finds

May 20, 2015 — In a report on what is believed to be the first small clinical trial of its kind, researchers say they have safely used immune cells grown from patients’ own bone marrow to treat multiple myeloma, ... read more

Researchers Focus on Potential Tool for Predicting Survival, Staging in Prostate Cancer

May 20, 2015 — A molecule that promotes metastasis of advanced prostate cancer to the bone, an incurable condition that significantly decreases quality of life, has been identified by researchers. The research may ... read more

How Early Childhood Vaccination Reduces Leukemia Risk

May 18, 2015 — A team of researchers has discovered how a commonly administered vaccine protects against acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. The Haemophilus influenzae Type b ... read more

Signaling Pathway Revealed Through Which a Promising Anti-Leukemia Drug Kills Cancer Cells

May 14, 2015 — Due to overwhelming evidence of their effectiveness in mice, inhibitors of the leukemia protein BRD4, including the drug JQ1, moved into clinical trials starting in 2013. There are 12 trials ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Researchers found that the presence of a few remaining leukemia cells, called minimal residual disease (MRD), at the end of induction chemotherapy was not predictive of risk or outcome in children ... read more

Contraceptive, Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Used to Treat Cancer

May 14, 2015 — The combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug, Bezafibrate, and a contraceptive steroid, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, could be an effective, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, researchers ... read more

Using CRISPR, Biologists Find a Way to Comprehensively Identify Anti-Cancer Drug Targets

May 11, 2015 — Imagine having a complete catalog of the best drug targets to hit in a deadly form of cancer. Imagine having a master catalog of such targets for all major cancers. Scientists have now published a ... read more

Discovery Could Help Reverse Glucocorticoid Resistance in Some Young Leukemia Patients

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have identified a mechanism that helps leukemia cells resist glucocorticoids, a finding that lays the foundation for more effective treatment of cancer and possibly a host of autoimmune ... read more

Shell-Less Chicken Eggs for Multiple Myeloma Research

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have grown miniature tumors on eggshell membranes. The EU project succeeded in developing an urgently needed drug screening system for bone marrow cancer, the scientists say. Multiple ... read more

Scientists Identify Key Receptors Behind Development of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Apr. 29, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that a certain class of receptors that inhibit immune response are crucial for the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the most common acute leukemia affecting ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — A gene critical to controlling the body's ability to create blood cells and immune cells from blood-forming stem cells -- known as hematopoietic stem cells -- has been discovered by researchers. ... read more

Promising Developments in Tackling Resistance to Blood Cancer Drugs

Apr. 13, 2015 — A drug with the potential to reverse resistance to immunotherapy has been developed by scientists, showing great promise in pre-clinical models. Researchers say that it will be available to patients ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — A biomarker that may be a potentially important breakthrough in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer has been discovered by researchers. Worldwide, prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Blocking key 'survival' proteins is a promising tactic for treating cancer, however new research suggests care should be taken as these proteins are also vital for emergency blood cell ... read more

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