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New Leukemia Drug Tops the Charts With a $178,000 Price Tag
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2014.12.18]
A recently approved "first in class drug" comes with a sticker price that makes it one of the most expensive cancer agents on the market.
Medscape Medical News

Western University researchers uncover clues about childhood leukemia
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.12.15]
Researchers from Western University have identified a gene that has the potential to wipe out cancer cells in a common form of childhood leukemia.

Discovery of possible genetic link in pediatric leukemia treatment-related cognitive issues
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.12.13]
Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells' response to damage from oxidation may contribute to the problems with memory, learning and other cognitive functions seen in...

Potential to predict which patients are at risk of developing therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.12.11]
For a small percentage of cancer patients, treatment aimed at curing the disease leads to a form of leukemia with a poor prognosis.

Combination chemotherapy for aggressive acute myeloid leukemia reduces adverse effects; older patient population benefits
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.12.11]
Patients who relapse in their battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may benefit from a phase three study of therapies that combine an existing agent, cytarabine, with a newer compound, vosaroxin.

New kind of targeted drug shows promise for leukemia patients
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.12.10]
A new type of cancer therapy that targets an oncometabolite produced dramatic results in patients with advanced leukemia in an early-phase clinical trial. The study, led by Eytan M.

Latest results of investigational cellular therapy in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and first results of lymphoma trial
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.12.10]
The latest results of clinical trials of more than 125 patients testing an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL019 was presented by a University of Pennsylvania research team at...

Young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia benefit from therapies developed for children
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.12.10]
Results from a large, prospective clinical trial add to mounting evidence that adolescent and young adult patients--aged 16 to 39 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)--tend to fare better when...

For higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia patients, combination therapy shown to be effective
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.12.10]
A phase two study that investigated the potential of the drugs azacitidine (AZA) and lenalidomide (LEN), demonstrated that the two therapies in combination may be an effective frontline treatment...

New targets for therapy identified for chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.12.10]
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is among the most frequent leukemias affecting adults in Western countries.

Age-linked gene changes underlie therapy-related leukemia in cancer patients
Source: Blood / Hematology News From Medical News Today [2014.12.09]
New study finds - contrary to current thinking - a leukemia that can follow cancer treatment is linked to age-related gene mutations in cells that resist treatment then multiply.

Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia
Source: MedicineNet Leukemia Specialty [2014.12.04]
Title: Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia
Category: Health News
Created: 12/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study
Source: MedicineNet Leukemia Specialty [2014.10.28]
Title: Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Nonadherence to leukemia maintenance medication in childhood triples relapse risk
Source: Compliance News From Medical News Today [2014.06.04]
An estimated 25 percent of children in remission from acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) are missing too many doses of an essential maintenance medication that minimizes their risk of relapse...

Leukemia
Source: MedicineNet Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Specialty [2014.03.14]
Title: Leukemia
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

New benchmark study of unrelated bone marrow transplantation for leukemia
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Hematology
Researchers at the University of Minnesota led the largest study to date in patients with leukemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation from unrelated donors.

CLL: It's the Best -- and Most Confusing -- of Times
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2014.12.17]
Dr Bruce Cheson and Dr Susan O'Brien discuss data presented at the 2014 ASH meeting on chronic lymphocytic leukemia, with a focus on the CLL10 trial as well as ibrutinib, idelalisib, and ADT-199.
Medscape Oncology

Pilot study engineers pediatric patients' own immune cells to hunt down cancer cells in blood
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.12.10]
An innovative cell therapy against a highly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) continues to show highly promising results in children treated in a pilot study.

Scientists identify early gene changes that precede blood cancer
Source: Blood / Hematology News From Medical News Today [2014.12.01]
Scientists have identified some early, pre-cancerous changes in blood genes that significantly increase a person's chance of developing blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.

In pediatric umbilical cord transplants, survival rates may indicate a new standard of care
Source: Transplants / Organ Donations News From Medical News Today [2014.11.03]
A new standard of care for children facing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be clear, following a multi-year study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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