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Leukemia News
October 22, 2016

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October 22, 2016

Oct. 17, 2016 — New research is shedding light on how leukemia cells can survive cancer treatment, suggesting new possibilities for stopping them in their ... read more

Taste for Fat: Scientists Discover Molecular Handle Behind Some Cancers' Preference for Fat

Sep. 15, 2016 — Most cancers have a sweet tooth but—mysteriously—some tumors prefer fat over sugar. Now, a study reveals how these cancers develop their appetite for ... read more

Brain Cancer and Leukemia: New Molecular Mechanisms Decoded

Sep. 14, 2016 — New molecular causes of brain cancer and leukemia have been revealed by new research. This research provided insight into the effect of mutations of enzymes involved in the development of these ... read more

ATR Inhibitors Show a Positive Response in Two Animal Models

Sep. 13, 2016 — Tumors are groups of cells that divide without control, accumulating multiple chromosomal and DNA mutations. These alterations are triggered in part by replicative stress. To survive, tumor cells ... read more

Many Adolescent Girls With Leukemia Are Not Being Screened for Pregnancy Before Beginning Chemotherapy

Sep. 12, 2016 — A new study indicates that adolescent females with acute leukemia have low rates of pregnancy screening prior to receiving chemotherapy that can cause birth defects. Although many chemotherapy drugs ... read more

Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant Is Associated With High Survival Rate Among High-Risk Leukemia Patients

Sep. 7, 2016 — Umbilical cord blood transplants may have advantages beyond offering an alternative stem cell source for leukemia patients without a traditional donor match, according to a ... read more

Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Sep. 7, 2016 — A study in mice combining two inhibitor drugs for treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia has revealed potential for not only stopping the disease completely, but also significantly lowering the cost ... read more

New Treatment May Help Those With Rare Immune Cancers

Sep. 6, 2016 — New research may help those with advanced mastocytosis and possibly many more people. Mastocytosis is a rare disease of the immune system in which the body produces too many abnormal mast cells. Mast ... read more

Important Signalling Pathway for Leukemia Cells Discovered

Sep. 2, 2016 — Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive form of blood cancer. A research group has now uncovered a new mechanism that enhances the viability of cancerous T-cells and promotes their ... read more

Blood Cancer Treatment May Age Immune Cells as Much as 30 Years

Sep. 1, 2016 — Researchers, by tracking a molecular marker that has been shown to increase in white blood cells as people age, have uncovered clues that suggest that stem cell transplant is linked to a marked ... read more

Aug. 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified RNA-based biomarkers that distinguish between normal, aging hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells associated with secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML), a ... read more

Study Shows Protein Complex Essential to Creating Healthy Blood Cells

Aug. 25, 2016 — A group of proteins best known for helping to activate all mammalian genes has been found to play a particularly commanding role in the natural development of specialized stem cells into healthy ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — New research has shown how a cell surface molecule, Lymphotoxin ? receptor, controls entry of T-cells into the thymus, and as such presents an opportunity to understanding why cancer patients who ... read more

Barcodes Show the Blood Family Tree

Aug. 24, 2016 — By assigning a barcode to stem cells, researchers have made it possible to monitor large blood cell populations as well as individual blood cells, and study the changes over time. Among other things, ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — There are a couple strains of herpes so common that researchers estimate 90% of the human population have them. These strains, human herpes 6 and human herpes 7, usually do not cause severe symptoms ... read more

Leukemia Blood Testing Has 'Massive Potential'

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers have unlocked the potential of a new test which could revolutionize the way doctors diagnose and monitor a common childhood ... read more

Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Report Better Quality of Life Compared to Peripheral Blood Transplant Recipients from Unrelated Volunteer Donors

Aug. 16, 2016 — A large, nationwide study finds better psychological well-being, fewer graft vs. host disease symptoms and greater likelihood of returning to work among bone marrow transplant ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — A new approach that may prevent leukemia and lymphoma patients from developing graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after therapeutic bone marrow transplants has now been developed by ... read more

Venetoclax Safe, Shows Promise in Patients With Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Aug. 12, 2016 — Patients whose acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) had relapsed or was resistant to chemotherapy and those who were deemed unable to tolerate chemotherapy experienced responses to the selective BCL-2 ... read more

Researchers Find New Functions of Blood Cell Protein in Transplant

Aug. 11, 2016 — Scientists have found exciting, new functions of the protein angiogenin that play a significant role in the regulation of blood cell formation, important in bone marrow transplantation and recovery ... read more

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