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Infant with Deadly Leukemia Saved by Drug for Adult Liver Cancer

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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…
Discovering a single cell that leads to relapse

October 8, 2018

New research from the Abramson Cancer Center identified a rare cause for relapse in leukemia: a single leukemic cell engineered…
Lung cancer drug could be repurposed to target leukaemia ‘zombie’ proteins

September 27, 2018

A new study by scientists at the University of Liverpool highlights how a clinically-approved lung cancer drug could…
New Promise from Old Medicine

August 24, 2018

Investigators have discovered that arsenic in combination with an existing leukemia drug work together to target a master…
Patients could be spared life-long leukaemia treatment, clinical trial finds

June 29, 2018

People with a slow developing type of blood cancer may be able to safely come off  ‘life-long’ daily…
Scientists are trying to understand how cancerous cells resist to natural plant extract medicine

May 27, 2018

There is this aggressive type of cancer found in the blood, called t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. A lot…
Childhood Leukaemia might be Caused by Lack of Exposure to Germs, and could therefore be Prevented, Study Suggests

May 23, 2018

A review of the most comprehensive body of evidence on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) — the most common…
A new kind of homing beacon targets cancerous cells and other diseases

February 12, 2018

But this insidious killer has an Achilles’ heel. Many leukemia cells are betrayed by a molecule on their…
Study could help tailor treatment for most common type of leukaemia

December 19, 2017

New findings by scientists at the University of Southampton could help to predict how people with the most…
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