Tag: "leukaemia" at biology news
New study indicates arsenic could be suitable as first-line treatment in type of leukaemia
...sed after initial therapy for acute promyeloctytic leukaemia
(APL). But now, a research team led by Dr. Ardeshi...as the Chinese in the 1980s that first tried it in leukaemia
after finding it was the active ingredient in some traditional Chinese preparations. The drug works ...
16th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
...be considered first-line treatment for one type of leukaemia
*Dr Kim Chi: Successful results of Phase I trial of the first second generation antisense cancer drug - phase II getting under way * Dr Grant McArthur: Award winning researcher reveals potential new role for Glivec in a soft tissue cancer Chairman: ...
New research suggests early diet may play key role in protecting against childhood leukaemia
London, UK: Incidence rates of childhood leukaemia
are significantly lower in Asia than in Western co...ences in diet pattern. The incidence of childhood leukaemia
in Britain increased dramatically during the twentieth century. The increase has mainly affected the...
Final Alert: 16th EORTC NCI AACR Symposium
...uld be suitable first-line treatment for a type of leukaemia
Prize-winning study shows Glivec effective in yet another type of cancer A revolutionary approach to anti-angiogenesis researchers find way to exploit tumour blood vessels New cell death-inducing monoclonal antibody results from early study tar...
New evidence of radiation risk in childhood leukaemia
...g radiation has long been recognised as a cause of leukaemia
in exposed children. But delegates at a conference...eased risk of developing leukaemia. The causes of leukaemia
in children are, in general, poorly understood. The disease is known to be multi-causal, and it is w...
Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference
London, UK: The advances in treating childhood leukaemia
over the last forty years have been one of cancer'...trends crystallises the problem posed by childhood leukaemia
from a public health standpoint: we have become steadily better at treating it at least in the sens...
Research suggests unborn children may be at risk from environmental pollution
...the developing foetus. The incidence of childhood leukaemia
in Britain has increased dramatically during the l...e second half of the century alone. The causes of leukaemia
in children are not well understood and the reasons for the increasing incidence are unknown. This i...
2nd media alert First Scientific Conference on Childhood Leukaemia
...ing charity dedicated to the conquest of childhood leukaemia
and it is organising the world's first conference ... Many of the most prominent international names in leukaemia
research in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and Asia are attending and presenting new research da...
First International Scientific Conference on Childhood Leukaemia
...dedicated exclusively to the conquest of childhood leukaemia
is organising the first international scientific ...lems. Another major worry is that the incidence of leukaemia
in the under 5s is rising and we don't know why. These concerns are bringing together international...
Teens and young adults the new frontier in cancer says US cancer specialist
...l differences. Adolescents have different forms of leukaemia
than younger or older patients. Acute leukaemia, for example, changers dramatically after the age of 10-12 and breast cancer before the age of 30-40 is different than in older women. But, the clinching factor for these cancer 'orphans' according to P...
Cancer rates in teens and early 20s rising
...nated at different ages. Among 13 and14-year-olds, leukaemia
is the most common accounting for over 22% of canc... (18%). By age 15-19 lymphoma dominates (27%) with leukaemia
second (15%) followed by carcinomas and malignant brain tumours (around 11% each). Lymphoma also dom...
Budding viral hijackers may co-opt cell machinery for the getaway
...had budded from cells infected with Moloney-murine leukaemia
virus. On further examination, they also found two other proteins involved in endocytosis, a-adaptin and clathrin, inside the virions. However, Dynamin-2, a protein that binds to endophilin-2, was not there. This suggests that the incorporation of se...
Genetics pioneer from the Bronx wins Gruber Prize
... leukaemia. Eighty per cent of kids with childhood leukaemia
now survive five years, due to advances in diagnosis which separates one subtype from another." Today at the 19th International Congress of Genetics in Melbourne, Dr Botstein was awarded the 2003 Genetics Prize of the Peter Gruber Foundation--one of ...
New England Journal of Medicine highlights survival benefit of new treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma
...er. NHL is a more common form of blood cancer than leukaemia
and approximately 55% of cases of NHL are categorised as aggressive. It is expected that MabThera will receive approval from the European health authorities to treat aggressive NHL in early 2002. MabThera is already available in over 70 countries to...
More chance of a cure for patients with common and aggressive form of blood cancer
...ndolent, or low grade NHL. NHL is more common than leukaemia
and world-wide is the 3rd fastest growing form of cancer, after skin melanoma and lung cancer. MabThera was discovered by IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation and was jointly developed by IDEC, Genentech, Inc, Roche and Zenyaku Kogyo Co. Ltd of Japan. In...
University of Ulster spearheads giant leap forward in medicine
... insect attack. Help tackle cancer tumours and leukaemia
and protect bone marrow against damage during chem...urs. Other potential uses are in the fight against leukaemia
and reducing the damage to bone marrow from chemotherapy treatment. Professor Shaw said: "This could...
First evidence of gene therapy for abnormal blood vessel growth in newborns
...us, and a virus that causes leukaemia, the murine leukaemia
virus, to transport genetic material into the defective eyes of 18 day old rats. The results showed that adenovirus was the most effective vector, and furthermore it specifically targeted tissues in the jelly-like material inside the eyeball which d...
No link between ultrasound and risk of childhood leukaemia
No link between ultrasound and risk of childhood leukaemia
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Prenatal ultrasound examinations and risk of childhood leukaemia: case-control study Re...