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May 23, 2015

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May 23, 2015

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

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

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

Locking Up an Oncogenic Transcription

Apr. 1, 2015 — A novel molecule designed by scientists inhibits progression of a hard-to-treat form of recurring acute myeloid leukemia in patient tissue. The small molecule is one of the first designed to ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — An existing chemotherapy drug used to treat leukemia could prevent and control the growth of colorectal tumors, scientists have ... read more

Old Cancer Drug Could Have New Use in Fighting Cancer

Apr. 1, 2015 — An old cancer drug can not only kill cancer cells, but also works to change how certain cancer cells function, weakening those cells so they can be killed by other drugs, a veterinary researcher has ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Imatinib, an example of a 'targeted therapy' against cancer, or related drugs might be tools to fight a variety of infections, scientists say. Imatinib, is an example of a "targeted ... read more

Panel Predicts Whether Rare Leukemia Will Respond to Treatment

Mar. 30, 2015 — Patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia have limited treatment options, and those that exist are effective only in fewer than half of patients. Now, a new study identifies a panel of genetic ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — A new drug that shows potential in laboratory studies against a rare type of acute leukemia has been developed by scientists. And additional studies suggest the same compound could play a role in ... read more

Like Angelina Jolie, Study Pinpoints Genetic Cause of Increased Leukemia Risk

Mar. 25, 2015 — A newly-discovered, heritable genetic cause of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), namely mutation of the gene ETV6, has been discovered by researchers. "These people are born with a broken gene ... read more

Genetic Origins of Myelodysplastic Syndrome Discovered Using Stem Cells

Mar. 25, 2015 — Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) -- adult cells reprogrammed back to an embryonic stem cell-like state--may better model the genetic contributions to each patient's particular disease. In ... read more

Researchers Effectively, Safely Overcome Radiation Resistance in Leukemia With an Engineered Precision Medicine

Mar. 26, 2015 — Improved survival rates have been demonstrated in mouse models of aggressive human leukemia using leukemia cells taken directly from patients, according to a new ... read more

Enzyme Discovered That Keeps Blood Stem Cells Functional to Prevent Anemia

Mar. 23, 2015 — Stem cells can generate any type of cell in the body, but they are inactive most of the time—and for good reason. When stem cells become too active and divide too often, they risk acquiring cell ... read more

Promising Drug a 'New Paradigm' for Treating Leukemia

Mar. 25, 2015 — A compound that delays leukemia in mice and effectively kills leukemia cells in human tissue samples has been developed by researchers, raising hopes that the drug could lead to improved treatments ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Leukemia cells from patients suffering from chronic myeloid leukemia, especially in the advanced stage, lack one of the proteins: the famous BRCA1. Importantly, the protein is not present even if the ... read more

Microenvironment Provides Growth Factor for Metastasis

Mar. 17, 2015 — When a person has cancer that spreads to the bone and bone marrow, the tissue becomes increasingly fragile, often leading to increased bone resorption. In a surprising discovery, investigators ... read more

Measuring Treatment Response Proves to Be a Powerful Tool for Guiding Leukemia Treatment

Mar. 20, 2015 — Measuring the concentration of leukemia cells in patient bone marrow during the first 46 days of chemotherapy should help boost survival of young leukemia patients by better matching patients with ... read more

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