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July 30, 2016

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July 30, 2016

Open Chromatin Profiling Key to Identifying Leukemia Cells of Origin

July 11, 2016 — Researchers have found a precise and reliable way -- whole-genome profiling of open chromatin -- to identify the kind of cell that leads to a given case of leukemia, a valuable key to cancer ... read more

Novel Discovery Improves Profiling of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients for Targeted Therapies

July 8, 2016 — Researchers have identified a set of genes, including DNMT3A, that could potentially be used to predict clinical outcomes of patients who suffer from a type of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) associated ... read more

Telomere Length Is Indicator of Blood Count Recovery in Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

June 30, 2016 — The chemotherapy treatments necessary to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in children can be grueling on the body, and can cause health-related complications during therapy, as well as long down ... read more

Aggressiveness of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Elucidated

June 24, 2016 — Scientists have discovered why acute leukemias with the same genetic abnormality vary in their aggressiveness based on their cellular origin. They found that the cancer inducing alteration is ... read more

Common Chemical Highly Toxic to Blood Cell Precursors

June 24, 2016 — Scientists have provided evidence that a widely used chemical is more toxic to certain blood cell precursors in the bone marrow than to ... read more

Researchers Discover How Faulty Genetic Instructions Drive a Deadly Blood Cancer in Adults

June 23, 2016 — A study has uncovered the genetic mechanism for how acute myeloid leukemia cells with a specific DNA mutation stay as undifferentiated cells, rather than maturing into healthy blood ... read more

CAR T Cell Therapy Can Now Target Solid Tumors: Mouse Study

June 21, 2016 — Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, which edits a cancer patient's T cells to recognize their tumors, has successfully helped patients with blood cancers but has yet to show the ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Biologists present new findings on chronic myeloid leukemia and possible therapeutic approaches, in a newly published article. Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) develops through chromosomal alterations ... read more

Gold Dust to Control Stem Cells

June 17, 2016 — Modified gold nanoparticles can be used to control the differentiation of stem cells into bone, researchers have ... read more

Researchers Discover an Early Warning Sign of Transplant Rejection

June 16, 2016 — A new study has identified a protein that could diagnose chronic graft-versus-host disease, a serious, long-term complication that affects some patients after a blood and bone marrow ... read more

Antibody-Based Drug Helps 'Bridge' Leukemia Patients to Curative Treatment

June 12, 2016 — In a randomized Phase III study of the drug inotuzumab ozogamicin, a statistically significant percentage of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) whose disease had relapsed following ... read more

Research Team First to Identify AF1q Protein Associated With Multiple Myeloma, Extramedullary Disease

June 10, 2016 — A group of researchers is the first to identify a protein, AF1q, associated with multiple myeloma and a condition that occurs in approximately one-fourth of very aggressive multiple myeloma, ... read more

Body's Own Gene Editing System Generates Leukemia Stem Cells

June 9, 2016 — Cancer stem cells are like zombies -- even after a tumor is destroyed, they can keep coming back. These cells have an unlimited capacity to regenerate themselves, making more cancer stem cells and ... read more

Putting a Brake on Leukemia Cells

June 9, 2016 — Cancer cells need a lot of energy in order to divide without limits. Researchers have discovered how leukemia cells cover these extra energy needs, and scientists may be able to use this mechanism to ... read more

Landmark Study Shows Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Is at Least 11 Different Diseases

June 8, 2016 — Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) could be separated genomically into at least 11 major groups, each with different constellations of genetic changes and distinctive clinical features, say ... read more

New Types of Blood Cancer Discovered in Children

June 7, 2016 — Through a detailed study of leukemia cells from more than 200 children, a research group has discovered two new types of childhood leukemia. Using next-generation sequencing technology (NGS), the ... read more

June 6, 2016 — Bone marrow transplantation is the only curative therapy for the millions of people living with blood disorders like sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and AIDS. However, the faulty stem cells must ... read more

June 6, 2016 — New research reports that higher blood concentrations of methotrexate during cancer treatment are associated with brain changes and impaired executive function in survivors of pediatric ... read more

Lenalidomide Maintenance Therapy Improves Overall Survival for Patients With Multiple Myeloma

June 4, 2016 — Lenalidomide maintenance following stem cell transplant now a standard of care for people with multiple ... read more

Personalized Cell Therapies Studies Define Optimal Doses

June 4, 2016 — More precise dosing methods and cellular engineering techniques show promise in the effort to improve treatment of aggressive cancers with personalized cellular therapies, according to new ... read more

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