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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Olfactory Receptors in the Blood Respond to Sandalore

Feb. 1, 2016 — Human blood cells have olfactory receptors that respond to Sandalore. This could provide a starting point for new leukemia therapies, as researchers ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Melbourne researchers have showed that they can stop leukemia in its tracks by targeting a protein that puts the handbrake on cancer cell growth.The researchers discovered that targeting a protein ... read more

Fanconi Anemia: Genetic Disease Breakthrough Announced

Jan. 12, 2016 — A team of investigators has established the cause of a rare syndrome consistent with Fanconi Anemia, a chromosome instability disorder which is clinically typified by birth defects, bone marrow ... read more

Source of Stem Cells Used for Bone Marrow Failure Treatment Varies Worldwide

Jan. 12, 2016 — The use of peripheral blood stem cells and bone marrow as stem cell sources for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with bone marrow failure has been the focus of recent research. ... read more

Protein-Protein Interaction Activates, Fuels Leukemia Cell Growth

Dec. 21, 2015 — Building upon previous research, scientists report that a protein called Wnt5a acts on a pair of tumor-surface proteins, called ROR1 and ROR2, to accelerate the proliferation and spread of chronic ... read more

New Method of Diagnosing Deadly Fungal Lung Infection in Leukemia Patients Discovered

Dec. 14, 2015 — A new way detect early a potentially deadly fungal infection in patients with suppressed immune systems, such as those being treated for leukemia or have had an organ transplant, has been revealed by ... read more

Novel Drug Approach Could Improve Outlook in High-Risk Leukemia

Dec. 14, 2015 — A novel way to enhance and restore cancer suppressor activity in B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia has been uncovered by researchers. This work results in better outcomes in a pre-clinical model of ... read more

Leukemia Patients Who Switched Kinase Inhibitors Had Favorable Outcomes

Dec. 7, 2015 — Chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients who stopped taking the kinase inhibitors, ibrutinib or idelalisib, had mostly favorable outcomes when they switched to the alternate therapy, report ... read more

High Response Rates, Long-Term Remissions Seen in Trials of Personalized Cellular Therapy CTL019 for Pediatric and Adult Blood Cancers

Dec. 7, 2015 — Ninety-three percent of pediatric patients (55 of 59) with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) went into remission after receiving an investigational therapy made from their own ... read more

Young Adults With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Have Encouraging Survival With Pediatric Regimen

Dec. 7, 2015 — Using a pediatric chemotherapy regimen to treat young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) significantly improved their outcomes compared to what has historically been achieved with ... read more

Experimental Drug Is First Targeted Therapy to Improve Survival in High-Risk AML Patients

Dec. 7, 2015 — Midostaurin added to standard chemotherapy is the first targeted treatment to improve survival of a high-risk, genetically defined subgroup of patients with acute myeloid leukemia according to new ... read more

Genes That Stop Onset of Leukemia Identified

Dec. 7, 2015 — Genes that act as brakes to stop the development of an aggressive form of leukemia have been identified by researchers. Their findings offer fresh insights into how to tackle the disease and could ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — Additional findings explain the development of about one-third of AML cases and may contribute towards AML diagnostic applications and drug ... read more

Characteristics That May Increase a Breast Cancer Survivor's Risk of Developing Leukemia Following Treatment Identified

Dec. 7, 2015 — A new analysis indicates that certain characteristics may increase a breast cancer survivor's risk of developing leukemia after undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation. The findings are a first ... read more

New Pathway Underlying Multiple Myeloma Relapse

Dec. 6, 2015 — One of the biggest questions about the treatment of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, is why nearly all patients treated with current therapies eventually suffer relapse. A new study may have ... read more

Ibrutinib Superior to Traditional Chemotherapy in Untreated Chronic Leukemia Patients

Dec. 6, 2015 — A multi-center, international, randomized, Phase III study of older untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) demonstrated that ibrutinib, a kinase inhibitor, is significantly more ... read more

Children With Childhood Leukemia Benefit from Prophylactic Antibiotics

Dec. 6, 2015 — Prophylactic antibiotics significantly reduce the risk of serious bacterial infections in children during the critical first month of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common ... read more

Genetic Variants Tied to Increased Risk of Bone Complications in Young Leukemia Patients

Dec. 6, 2015 — Research has identified genetic variations in young leukemia patients that are associated with an increased incidence of osteonecrosis, a serious cancer treatment side ... read more

New Leads in the Struggle Against a Formidable Leukemia

Dec. 4, 2015 — A coordinated push to decrypt a complex form of leukemia is delivering a trove of new drug candidates and treatment ideas, a dozen of which will be presented at the American Society of Hematology ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Cancer cells that lie 'snoozing' in the skeleton can be awakened by changes in the bone that surrounds them, scientists have shown. In a world first, researchers have used state-of-the-art ... read more

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