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Leukemia News
February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

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

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

Fasting Kills Cancer Cells of Most Common Type of Childhood Leukemia,study Shows

Dec. 12, 2016 — Intermittent fasting inhibits the development and progression of the most common type of childhood leukemia, researchers have ... read more

Dec. 9, 2016 — 20 to 40 percent of the patients with multiple myeloma -- a type of leukemia -- have a defect in the ribosome, the protein factory of the cell. These patients have a poorer prognosis than patients ... read more

Stem Cell Memories May Hold Answer to Their Reproduction, Study Finds

Dec. 9, 2016 — Blood-forming stem cells are able to count and store memories of the number of times that they divide, findings which could have major implications for disease research, scientists have ... read more

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Is Associated With Promising Outcomes for Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Dec. 8, 2016 — A personalized cancer vaccine markedly improved outcomes for patients suffering from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a potentially lethal blood cancer,. The product of a long-term collaboration among ... read more

Stem Cell-Based Test Predicts Leukemia Patients' Response to Therapy to Help Tailor Treatment

Dec. 7, 2016 — Leukemia researchers have developed a 17-gene signature derived from leukemia stem cells that can predict at diagnosis if patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) will respond to standard ... read more

Alternative Option to Intensive Chemotherapy for Patients With Relapsed/refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Dec. 6, 2016 — A research team has evaluated the use of hypomethylating agents in patients suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) who were resistant to treatment with intensive ... read more

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