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August 23, 2016

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August 23, 2016

Study Uncovers Novel Genetic Alterations Contributing to Development of Leukemia

July 27, 2016 — Novel genetic alterations contributing to development of leukemia have been discovered by a team of scientists. The findings from the international study involving about 220 newly diagnosed and ... read more

Cord Blood Outperforms Matched, Unrelated Donor in Bone Marrow Transplant

July 26, 2016 — A new study finds that three years post-bone marrow transplant, the incidence of severe chronic graft-versus-host disease was 44 percent in patients who had received transplants from matched, ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A new study offers a compelling hypothesis explaining poor prognosis for obese cancer patients: researchers found that leukemia stem cells "hide" in fatty tissue, even transforming this ... read more

Disturbances in Blood Cell Gene Transcription May Lead to Leukemia

July 20, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in shedding light on the pathogenesis of DNA breakpoints that are associated with leukemia. A mechanism discovered in a recent study can explain up to 90% of DNA damages ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Cancer treatment in people could be transformed thanks to a study on treating cancer in animals. Injecting oncolytic viruses (viruses that target cancer cells) intravenously into the spleen allows ... read more

July 14, 2016 — When adults develop blood cancer, they are frequently diagnosed with what is referred to as acute myeloid leukemia. The disease is triggered by pathological alterations of bone marrow cells, in ... read more

Immunotherapy Benefits Relapsed Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

July 13, 2016 — Using repeated doses of an immunotherapy drug can restore a complete remission for some relapsed stem cell transplant recipients, new research ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Obesity is believed to be a risk factor for many cancers, and each 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI is associated with an increase of 10 percent in cancer-related deaths, studies show. Now researchers have ... read more

Research Suggests Common Blood Cancer Could Be Prevented Before It Develops

July 11, 2016 — A common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma, researchers have discovered. They found that changes in the bone marrow needed for the cancer to grow have already taken hold ... read more

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

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