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Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells, usually affecting the white blood cells, which causes these cells to not work properly. There are four main types of leukemia. Lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system. There are two mai



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AML study correlates gene mutations with 34 disease subgroups

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A large, new study of adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with five subtypes of AML, which are defined by the presence of specific chromosomal...



Hodgkin lymphoma survivors at high risk of second cancers

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Patients who are cured of Hodgkin lymphoma are at a high risk of developing a second type of cancer, particularly if they have a family history of the disease, a major new study reports.



A new way to reset gene expression in cancer cells shows promise for leukemia treatment

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New findings from Rockefeller University researchers could guide the development of potent combination therapies that deliver more effective and durable treatment of leukemia.



Early deaths from childhood cancer up to 4 times more common than previously reported

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Treatments for childhood cancers have improved to the point that 5-year survival rates are over 80 percent.



Gluten may trigger lymphoma in some celiac disease patients

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research shows how, in a small group of people with celiac disease, the consumption of gluten may trigger chemicals which in turn cause lymphoma.



Combination of ground-breaking treatments offer powerful new path for blood cancer therapies

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Monash University and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have identified for the first time how a new class of epigenetic drug engages with the immune system to kill off cancer cells...



Study associates proximity to oil and gas development and childhood leukemia

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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...



Immune system genes linked to most common type of leukaemia

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who inherit genetic variants affecting the function of their immune system are at increased risk of developing the most common form of leukaemia, a major new study reveals.



Study: Children, parents over-report leukemia treatment adherence

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that young patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) - the most common type of pediatric cancer - and their parents are likely to report to their physician that they took...



Research helps explain how B cell metabolism is controlled

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

B cells, the lymphocytes best known for making antibodies, live a complex life.



Research leads to new treatment recommendations for a high-risk pediatric leukemia

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has identified three genetic alterations to help identify high-risk pediatric patients with acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) who may...



Baker's yeast enzyme could help treat leukemia, study suggests

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how an enzyme found in baker's yeast could offer a safer, more effective treatment option for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.



Inhibition of EZH2 might be new therapy of multiple myeloma

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In a study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget, researchers from Uppsala University show how the protein EZH2 affects the development of multiple myeloma, and that inhibition of EZH2...



Halting lethal childhood leukemia

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the genetic driver of a rare and lethal childhood leukemia and identified a targeted molecular therapy that halts the proliferation of leukemic...



Obesity-associated protein could be linked to leukemia development

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Cancer researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have found an obesity-associated protein's role in leukemia development and drug response which could lead to more...



Tracking down therapy-resistant leukaemia cells

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Dr. Irmela Jeremias from Helmholtz Zentrum München and her colleagues have succeeded in finding a small population of inactive leukaemia cells that is responsible for relapse of the disease.



Aggressive form of leukaemia linked to defective 'protein factory'

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

20 to 40 percent of the patients with multiple myeloma - a type of leukaemia - have a defect in the ribosome, the protein factory of the cell.



Promising approach for prognosis and treatment in mastocytosis

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Systemic mastocytosis is a rare, incurable disease that affects approximately one in every 10,000 people.



Scientists use 'molecular-Lego' to take CRISPR gene-editing tool to the next level

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers at Western University is playing with molecular-Lego by adding an engineered enzyme to the revolutionary new gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9.



Fasting could help treat most common childhood leukemia

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A study reveals that intermittent fasting cleared cancer cells and increased survival in mouse models of acute lymphocytic leukemia.



New oral therapy VENCLYXTO (venetoclax) receives marketing authorisation for patients with difficult-to-treat, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PDT

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, announced that the European Commission (EC) has authorised VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) as a first-in-class, oral, once-daily medicine that selectively...



Personalized cancer vaccine is associated with promising outcomes for patients with AML

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Immunotherapy with personalized vaccine appears to prevent relapse with few side effects in 17-patient trial.



Additions to standard multiple myeloma therapy do not appear to yield additional benefit

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Largest randomized trial finds second round of chemotherapy or stem cell transplant does not improve progression-free survival.



IKZF1 gene mutations found to increase hereditary risk for ALL in children

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A late-breaking abstract presented during the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego identifies inherited genetic mutations in the gene IKZF1 that...



Side effects of leukemia drug can be safely reduced by halving dose

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with a chronic type of leukaemia could safely reduce the side effects of life-long treatment by cutting their dose in half, according to the results of a University of Liverpool led study...