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Immunotherapy drug improves outcomes for some children with relapsed leukemia

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New findings from a clinical trial show that treatment with the immunotherapy drug blinatumomab is superior to standard…
New Approach to Treating Incurable Leukemia in Children Discovered

November 25, 2019

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common form of cancer affecting children in Switzerland and, unfortunately, is often…
Milestone reached in new leukemia drug

November 20, 2019

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists, with chemists and cancer biologists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), have developed a…
Precisely poking cells en masse to cure cancer

November 14, 2019

What if you could cure cancer by re-engineering patients’ cells to better target and destroy their own tumors?…
Leukaemia cells can transform into non-cancerous cells through epigenetic changes

November 13, 2019

All the tissues of our body have the same DNA, but they perform very different functions and have…
Lasting Tumor Regression of Leukemia and Lymphoma in Mouse Models Achieved by New Compound

November 12, 2019

A potent and selective degrader of the transcription factor STAT3 offers a new approach to a previously “undruggable”…
Researcher will improve diagnoses for cancer

November 8, 2019

More knowledge about so-called circular RNA could improve the ability to make more accurate diagnoses and predict how…
Leukemia Drug Shows Promise for Treating a Childhood Brain Cancer

September 24, 2019

A drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of…
Infant with Deadly Leukemia Saved by Drug for Adult Liver Cancer

September 12, 2019

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have successfully treated a months-old infant with a rare childhood leukemia using a targeted…
NIH, Cincinnati Children’s scientists develop potential strategy against leukemia drug resistance

September 5, 2019

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have devised a potential treatment…
New study discovers genetic changes linked to leukaemia in children with Down’s syndrome

July 16, 2019

Researchers at the University of Oxford, in collaboration with colleagues from Hannover Medical School and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, have…
New vaccine strategy boosts T-cell therapy

July 15, 2019

A promising new way to treat some types of cancer is to program the patient’s own T cells…
Maternal Obesity Linked to Childhood Cancer

July 11, 2019

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center found that children born…
Major breakthrough in the treatment of leukemia

July 9, 2019

A molecular process involved in the action of anti-leukemia drugs has been discovered at Université de Montréal’s Institute…
Cancer is smarter than you think: Q&A with Geeta Mehta

June 21, 2019

Decoding the sophisticated inner workings of cancer to help us fight it. Geeta Mehta studies cancer not simply as…
New study identifies patterns of growth in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

May 30, 2019

In patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the rate of disease growth varies widely. In a new study…
Recovery twice as hard for survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

May 30, 2019

Nearly 90 per cent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survive, yet the same treatments that save…
Mapping bone-marrow microenvironment sheds fresh light on leukaemia

May 27, 2019

Stem cells are surrounded and protected by the stem-cell niche – the microenvironment – of the tissue in…
Scientists discovered protein in blood cancer cells that is not present in healthy cells

April 27, 2019

Chemotherapy is still our best bet when fighting leukaemia and other forms of cancer. However, even though it…
A step toward recovering reproduction in girls who survive childhood cancer

April 9, 2019

Leukemia treatments often leave girls infertile, but a procedure developed by researchers at the University of Michigan working…
Research paves way for new source for leukemia drug

March 22, 2019

Chemistry researchers at Oregon State University have developed a method for making anti-leukemia compounds that until now have…
Study Points to Virus-Related Acceleration in Some Cancers

March 18, 2019

While the human T- cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is known to cause a rare cancer of…
Genetically Encoded Sensor Isolates Hidden Leukemic Stem Cells

March 14, 2019

All stem cells can multiply, proliferate and differentiate. Because of these qualities, leukemic stem cells are the most…
‘Game changer’ in treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

March 7, 2019

The Cardiff researchers say that the test could now be a ‘game changer’ in the treatment of chronic…
An Errant Editing Enzyme Promotes Tumor Suppressor Loss and Leukemia Propagation

January 4, 2019

Writing in the journal Cancer Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that detection…
Major breakthrough in quest for cancer vaccine

December 10, 2018

The idea of a cancer vaccine is something researchers have been working on for over 50 years, but…
Potential seen to tailor acute myeloid leukemia treatment

December 6, 2018

Advances in rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored…
Ibrutinib plus rituximab superior to standard treatment for some patients with chronic leukemia

December 5, 2018

An interim analysis of a large phase 3 clinical trial found that the combination of ibrutinib plus rituximab…
FDA Approves New Targeted Drug for Leukemia Tested at University of Pennsylvania

November 30, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first ever inhibitor drug specifically approved for treating…
Leukemia Treatment Could Be Bolstered By 2-in-1 Cell Combo

October 30, 2018

Led by UCLA bioengineer, researchers design delivery system to guide drugs directly to cancer cells ‘hiding’ in bone…
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