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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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Study leads to breakthrough in better understanding acute myeloid leukemia

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A study led by the University of Birmingham has made a breakthrough in the understanding of how different genetic mutations cause acute myeloid leukaemia.



New test more effective at predicting survival in blood cancer patients

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Technology that can detect the length of small DNA structures in cancer cells could hold the key to predicting the outcome of patients with two different types of blood cancer.



Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have more severe coronary artery disease post chest irradiation

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Findings support argument for coronary artery disease screening after irradiationHodgkin lymphoma survivors have more severe coronary artery disease 20 years after chest irradiation, according to...



FDA approves new combination treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

Tue, 02 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Rydapt (midostaurin) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation...



'Outstanding' results announced from new blood cancer study

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have described new results of a blood cancer study as 'outstanding' in tackling previously untreatable forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).



Scientists create leukaemia online tool to aid global search for cure

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Finding a cure for a rare type of blood cancer could be accelerated by a new virtual platform that allows researchers easy access to data from patient samples generated by laboratories around the...



New study offers hope for more effective treatment of leukemia

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The discovery of a protein signature that is highly predictive of leukemia could lead to novel treatments of the leading childhood cancer, according to new study showing that competition among...



Global inequalities in survival for childhood leukaemia persist, highlighting need for better care

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although global inequalities in survival from childhood leukaemia have narrowed, they still persist with five-year survival in some countries nearly twice as high as in others for children...



Method may help myeloma patients avoid painful biopsies

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, which are white blood cells produced in bone marrow that churn out antibodies to help fight infection.



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.