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Hospital Stays Longer for Weekend Leukemia Admissions
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2014.08.27]
A huge study shows that pediatric leukemia hospital admissions on the weekend are associated with longer stays and higher risks for respiratory failure.
Medscape Medical News

Leukemia and other cancers could be treated more effectively with drug used for DNA repair defects
Source: Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today [2014.08.27]
A team of scientists led by Research Associate Professor Motomi Osato and Professor Yoshiaki Ito from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore...

Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia
Source: MedicineNet Leukemia Specialty [2014.08.26]
Title: Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia
Category: Health News
Created: 8/25/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Weekend hospitalization linked to longer stay for pediatric leukemia patients
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.08.25]
Weekend admission to the hospital for pediatric patients newly diagnosed with leukemia was associated with a longer length of stay, slightly longer wait to start chemotherapy and higher risk for...

Dasatinib, a leukemia drug, has the potential to treat many cancers
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.21]
A leukemia drug called dasatinib shows promise for treating skin, breast and several other cancers, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Blueprint for the next generation of chronic myeloid leukemia treatment
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.08.21]
Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have identified and characterized mutated forms of the gene that encodes BCR-ABL, the unregulated enzyme driving the blood...

Multiplying immune-system cells to battle pediatric leukemia
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.08.21]
Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have shown that a select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab, creating an army of natural killer cells...

Major breakthrough in the understanding of leukemia
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.08.15]
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukaemia of the acute lymphoblastic type - the most common childhood cancer in the...

High risk of leukemia in Down syndrome: behind the scenes of genetics
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.08.11]
Children affected by trisomy 21 (or Down syndrome) are 50 to 500 times more likely to develop leukemia than other children.

Thiopurines used to treat inflammatory bowel disease could increase leukemia risk
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.08.09]
Immunosuppressive drugs called thiopurines have been found to increase the risk of myeloid disorders, such as acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disorder...

Advanced genetic scanning techniques identify drug target for pediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.08.04]
In what is believed to be the largest genetic analysis of what triggers and propels progression of tumor growth in a common childhood blood cancer, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center report...

FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia
Source: MedicineNet Leukemia Specialty [2014.07.29]
Title: FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study
Source: MedicineNet Leukemia Specialty [2014.06.09]
Title: Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/6/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/9/2014 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 Bladder Cancer Specialty [2014.05.08]
Title: Leukemia
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 8/2/2013 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 5/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia
Source: MedicineNet rituximab Specialty [2014.01.10]
Title: New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia
Category: Health News
Created: 1/9/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 1/10/2014 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.

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