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May 1, 2016

New Public Repository of Patient-Derived Cancer Models Aims to Improve Drug Testing

Apr. 11, 2016 — Testing experimental cancer drugs in mouse models with patient-derived tumors could reduce the high failure rate of drugs in early clinical trials, according to a new ... read more

New Mouse Model for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Opens Door to Research, Possible Treatments

Mar. 30, 2016 — A novel mouse model of a highly lethal form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) offers a new tool for scientists working to better understand this disease and research new therapeutic ... read more

New Hope for a Type 2 Diabetes Cure

Mar. 28, 2016 — Gleevec, which is used in leukemia medications, holds promise for a dramatically more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes, report ... read more

New Genetic Target Found for Most Common Lung Cancer

Mar. 22, 2016 — Research has identified mutations in lung cancer that is key to tumor growth, offering a new way to differentiate and treat some patients with the disease. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up ... read more

Healthy Gut Could Help Prevent Deadly Side Effect of Bone Marrow Transplant

Mar. 21, 2016 — A metabolite has been found in the gut microbiome that could improve outcomes after bone marrow transplant. Butyrate was significantly reduced in the intestinal tract of experimental mice that ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — An important element in getting blood stem cells to multiply outside the body is to understand which of the approximately 20,000 genes in the human body control their growth. A research team has ... read more

New Compound Is Effective Against Drug-Resistant Leukemia, Preclinical Study Finds

Mar. 18, 2016 — A novel compound MRX-2843 more than doubled the median days of survival in laboratory models with a drug-resistant form of the acute myeloid leukemia, scientists report in a new ... read more

Using Generic Cancer Drug Could Save Many Millions of Dollars

Mar. 15, 2016 — With the expiration in January of the patent on Gleevec, the drug that 15 years ago changed chronic myeloid leukemia from a death sentence to a treatable illness, insurance companies and patients ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — New research is bringing new hope to families of children who struggle with a common form of leukemia and thus must confront an elevated risk for long-term heart ailments caused by ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Australian scientists have developed a new method for harvesting stem cells, which is less invasive and reduces side effects for ... read more

New Treatment for Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia Could Replace Chemotherapy

Mar. 15, 2016 — Studies show that the drugs ibrutinib and idelalisib used in the targeted treatment of chronic lymphatic leukemia can significantly prolong the survival time of high-risk patients. The average ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — The ability to reprogram cells has revolutionized stem cell research with major implications for almost all fields of modern biology. New research findings on the topic may have implications for ... read more

Cellular Protein Plays Important Role in Aggressive Childhood Cancer

Mar. 14, 2016 — Scientists have uncovered how a cellular protein contributes to an aggressive form of leukemia prevalent in young children. The discovery is an important step forward in the effort to better ... read more

Role of RNA Binding Protein in Driving Cancer, Leukemia Study Reveals

Mar. 14, 2016 — A study of gene expression in leukemia cells has identified an RNA binding protein that plays an important role in driving the development of cancer. The protein is normally active in fetal tissue ... read more

Protein Increases Signals That Protect Cancer Cells, Study Finds

Mar. 10, 2016 — Researchers have identified a link between the expression of a cancer-related gene and cell-surface molecules that protect tumors from the immune ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — New research shows how one protein found on the endoplasmic reticulum can serve as a target for stimulating the immune system and a more direct target for cellular death in B cell malignancies. B ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — People with leukemia could be helped by new research that sheds light on how the body produces its blood supply. Enabling scientists to grow the stem cells artificially from pluripotent stem cells ... read more

Gene May Worsen Cancer Outcome by Speeding Metabolism of Drugs

Mar. 10, 2016 — Some patients with breast cancer, lung cancer and leukemia seem to fare poorly after treatment because of the effects of a particular gene, a new study finds. The gene, called CYP3A7, is normally ... read more

Researchers Find Achilles' Heel of a Severe Form of Childhood Leukemia

Mar. 2, 2016 — Researchers have found the Achilles' heel of one of the most aggressive forms of leukemia that affects both children and adults. They have also identified a possible new treatment that exploits ... read more

New Discovery Opens Doors to Manipulating Fat Production in the Body

Mar. 1, 2016 — Move over diet and exercise, a new weight control method is in the works and it involves manipulating the production of fat cells at their source. A new research report shows that at least some human ... read more

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