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Leukemia News
February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Feb. 9, 2017 — Researchers have developed the first computer machine-learning model to accurately predict which patients diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, or AML, will go into remission following treatment ... read more

Sixteen Aplastic Anemia Patients Free of Disease After Bone Marrow Transplant and Chemo

Feb. 7, 2017 — Physicians report they have successfully treated 16 patients with a rare and lethal form of bone marrow failure called severe aplastic anemia using partially matched bone marrow transplants followed ... read more

Association Between Therapy for Autoimmune Disease and Bone Marrow Disorders Discovered

Feb. 2, 2017 — Researchers have found that azathioprine, a drug commonly used to treat autoimmune disease, may increase the risk of myeloid neoplasms. Myeloid neoplasms include a spectrum of potentially ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — The prospect of regenerating bone lost to cancer or trauma is a step closer to the clinic as scientists have identified two proteins found in bone marrow as key regulators of the master cells ... read more

Clue to How Cancer Cells Spread

Jan. 30, 2017 — In a second human case, a research team has found that a melanoma cell and a white blood cell can fuse to form a hybrid with the ability to metastasize. The finding provides further insight into how ... read more

Universal CAR T Cell Therapy Helps Beat a Hard-to-Treat Pediatric Cancer

Jan. 25, 2017 — Two infants diagnosed with a relapsed form of childhood cancer who had previously exhausted all other treatment options remain disease-free after receiving a first-in-human experimental therapy that ... read more

Advances Prompt Release of New Recommendations for Diagnosis, Management of Adult AML

Jan. 25, 2017 — An international panel of experts has released updated evidence-based and expert-opinion-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults. These ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with BRCA1 mutations do not have an elevated risk for leukemia. ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Medical researchers have identified genetic alterations that can be used to guide treatment of pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, which has a dismal ... read more

Protein Isolated from Baker's Yeast Shows Potential Against Leukemia Cells

Jan. 17, 2017 — An enzyme identified in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly known as brewer's or baker's yeast, has passed in vitro trials, demonstrating its capacity to kill acute lymphoblastic leukemia ... read more

Best Treatment Option Written in Cancer's Genetic Script

Jan. 16, 2017 — An international collaboration has shown proof-of-concept that truly personalized therapy will be possible in the future for people with cancer. Details of how a knowledge bank could be used to find ... read more

Researchers Develop Novel Treatment to Prevent Graft-Versus-Host-Disease

Jan. 11, 2017 — Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) is the leading cause of non-relapse associated death in patients who receive stem cell transplants. In a new study, researchers show that a novel treatment can ... read more

Halting Lethal Childhood Leukemia

Jan. 6, 2017 — Scientists have discovered the genetic driver of a lethal childhood leukemia that affects newborns and infants and identified a targeted molecular therapy that halts the proliferation of leukemic ... read more

Possible Treatment Targets Found for Pre-Malignant Bone Marrow Disorders

Dec. 29, 2016 — Medical researchers report on a new mechanism that controls blood cell function and several possible molecular targets for treating myelodysplasia syndromes (MDS) -- a group of pre-malignant ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — Cancer researchers have found an obesity-associated protein’s role in leukemia development and drug response which could lead to more effective therapies for the ... read more

New Trial Hopes to Increase Survival for Kids With Cancer, Reduce Risk of Long Term Cardiac Damage

Dec. 17, 2016 — Imagine conquering childhood cancer, only to find out that years down the road your heart may fail. Unfortunately, many children who have battled cancer face this reality. While often lifesaving, the ... read more

Tracking Down Therapy-Resistant Leukemia Cells

Dec. 15, 2016 — Scientists have succeeded in finding a small population of inactive leukemia cells that is responsible for relapse of the disease. Now the way is paved for research into new therapies that prevent ... read more

Chinese Herbal Treatment Shows Signs of Effectiveness in Bone Marrow Recovery

Dec. 15, 2016 — A Chinese herbal regimen called TSY-1 (Tianshengyuan-1) TSY-1 increased Telomerase activity in normal blood cells but decreased it in cancer cells, research has demonstrated. Telomerase is an enzyme ... read more

Promising Approach for Prognosis, Treatment in Mastocytosis

Dec. 13, 2016 — Systemic mastocytosis is a rare, incurable disease that affects approximately one in every 10,000 people. It is a haematological tumor disease, similar to leukemia, in which the bone marrow and other ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — Researchers show the potential of their digital health platform to help treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia by being able to personalize drug dosages and ... read more

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