News related to Tasigna (Nilotinib) and/or conditions it is approved for
Dangerous leukemia cells can be forced to mature into harmless immune cells, say scientists
Source: Biology / Biochemistry News From Medical News Today [2015.03.19]
As sometimes happens in science, a chance observation in the lab led scientists to find a way to make dangerous leukemia cells mature into harmless macrophages.
Stanford scientists change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells
Source: Immune System / Vaccines News From Medical News Today [2015.03.18]
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that when a certain aggressive leukemia is causing havoc in the body, the solution may be to force the cancer cells to grow...
Chromosomal rearrangement is the key to progress against aggressive infant leukemia
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2015.03.11]
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project study highlights need for targeted therapies against a rare infant leukemia with a poor prognosisThe...
Leukemia-associated mutations almost inevitable as we age
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2015.03.02]
Researchers estimate that 7 in 10 over 90-year-olds have early leukemia cellsIt is almost inevitable that we will develop genetic mutations associated with leukaemia as we age, according to...
Reasons for ibrutinib therapy discontinuation in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2015.02.27]
About 10 percent of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) discontinued therapy with the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor drug ibrutinib because of disease progression during...
Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds
Source: MedicineNet Leukemia Specialty [2015.02.27]
Title: Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
A new opportunity to treat drug-resistant leukemia discovered
Source: MRSA / Drug Resistance News From Medical News Today [2015.02.11]
A public-private research collaboration leads to an unexpected discovery in patients with drug-resistant leukemiaA study led by researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM...
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk
Source: MedicineNet Leukemia Specialty [2014.12.26]
Title: Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 12/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Eosinophilic Fasciitis Specialty [2014.03.14]
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.
NCCN Guide on CLL to Shift Toward Targeted Therapies
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2015.03.16]
Chemotherapy may soon take a backseat to ibrutinib as standard first-line therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, investigators say. Changes in practice guidelines will likely follow.
Medscape Medical News
Genetically engineered immunotoxin shows early promise in patients with B-cell malignancies
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2015.03.16]
Almost all patients with a group of blood cancers called B-cell malignancies have two prominent "fingerprints" on the surface of leukemia and lymphoma cancers, called CD22 and CD19, Vallera explained.
Gene variant associated with increased risk and severity of nerve disorder linked to widely-prescribed cancer drug
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2015.02.26]
Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who had a certain gene variant experienced a higher incidence and severity of peripheral neuropathy after receiving treatment with the cancer drug...
A few cells could prevent bone marrow transplant infections
Source: Transplants / Organ Donations News From Medical News Today [2015.02.06]
Researchers find clues for reducing infections after bone marrow transplantation for leukemia and lymphomaBone marrow transplantation is a life-saving therapy for patients with blood cancers like...