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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Mar. 27, 2017 — Scientists have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl molecules to DNA, may stop myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) from developing into acute myeloid leukemia ... read more

Long-Term Results of Gleevec® Published

Mar. 9, 2017 — Results from a nearly 11-year follow-up study, that showed an estimated overall survival rate of 83.3 percent, have now been published by investigators. According to the National Cancer Institute, ... read more

New Drug Combination Targets Aggressive Blood Cancer

Mar. 7, 2017 — A pair of drugs that may be a one-two punch needed to help combat acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive blood cancer that kills nearly three-fourths of patients within five years of diagnosis, ... read more

A New Way to Reset Gene Expression in Cancer Cells Shows Promise for Leukemia Treatment

Mar. 7, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a potential new target for the treatment of leukemia that potentially could augment the activity of BET inhibitors, drugs currently in clinical trials. These therapies act ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — As people get older so do the hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that form their blood, creating an increased risk for compromised immunity and certain blood cancers. Now researchers are reporting that ... read more

Monoclonal Antibody Drug Superior to Chemotherapy for Advanced Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Mar. 1, 2017 — A Phase III clinical trial involving 101 centers in 21 countries revealed the monoclonal antibody blinatumomab to be more effective than standard chemotherapy for treatment of advanced acute ... read more

Protein 'Reader' ENL Tied to Common Leukemia

Mar. 1, 2017 — Anyone who uses an employee badge to enter a building may understand how a protein called ENL opens new possibilities for treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a fast-growing cancer of bone marrow ... read more

Combination of Ground-Breaking Treatments Offer Powerful New Path for Blood Cancer Therapies

Mar. 1, 2017 — Researchers have identified for the first time how a new class of epigenetic drug engages with the immune system to kill off cancer cells, offering powerful new pathways for enhanced blood cancer ... read more

New Antiviral Drug Cuts Cytomegalovirus Infection, Improves Survival in Patients Undergoing Donor Stem Cell Transplant

Feb. 24, 2017 — In a significant advance in improving the safety of donor stem cell transplants, a major clinical trial has shown that a novel agent can protect against the most common viral infection that patients ... read more

Gene Mutations Cause Leukemia, but Which Ones?

Feb. 23, 2017 — New research sought to better understand one 'typo' in a standard leukemia assay, or test. The study, however, encountered a new problem: an issue with the model system ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Researchers report they can alter blood cell development through the use of biomaterials designed to mimic characteristics of the bone ... read more

Using a Rabbit Virus to Treat Multiple Myeloma

Feb. 21, 2017 — Treating multiple myeloma (MM) with myxoma virus (MYXV) eliminated a majority of malignant cells in preclinical studies, report investigators. Furthermore, introduction of MYXV had no impact on the ... read more

Metabolism Drives Growth, Division of Cancer Cells

Feb. 20, 2017 — The metabolic state of tumor cells contributes to signals that control the proliferation of tumor cells. In the 1920s, scientists observed that tumor cells radically change their metabolism. This ... read more

Study Shows Strong Long-Term Survival Rates for Patients With GIST

Feb. 20, 2017 — Nearly one in four patients with incurable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) treated with Gleevec will survive 10 years, a new report ... read more

Tumor Suppressor Promotes Some Acute Myeloid Leukemias, Study Reveals

Feb. 17, 2017 — A tumor suppressor protein thought to prevent acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can actually promote a particularly deadly form of the disease, researchers have discovered. The study suggests that ... read more

Scientists Create Novel Model That Shows Progression from Normal Blood Cells to Leukemia

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have created a novel model that shows the step-by-step progression from normal blood cells to leukemia and its precursor diseases, creating replicas of the stages of the disease to test ... read more

Site of Care May Partly Explain Survival Difference Between Kids and Young Adults With Leukemia

Feb. 16, 2017 — Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who were not treated at specialized cancer centers had significantly worse five-year ... read more

Study Associates Proximity to Oil and Gas Development and Childhood Leukemia

Feb. 15, 2017 — Young Coloradans diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia are more likely to live in areas of high-density oil and gas development compared to young Coloradans diagnosed with other types of cancer, ... read more

Doctors Create 'MAGIC Algorithm' to Predict Bone Marrow Transplant Patients' Risk of Dying

Feb. 9, 2017 — A new way to predict whether blood cancer patients who received a bone marrow transplant will develop graft-versus-host disease, a common and often lethal complication, has now been identified, ... read more

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

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