Tag: "leukaemia" at medical news
Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities
...en percent in zero to 25 year-olds. Childhood leukaemia
is a rare disease and nuclear sites are commonly f... too low to cause the excess risk, we would expect leukaemia
rates to remain consistent before and after the start-up of a nuclear facility. However, our meta-an...
Young Australian scientist honored at international meeting
...e andwhat can be done to manage drug resistance in leukaemia
patients. With thisknowledge, doctors will be able to devise more effective treatment strategies forpatients." Ms Bachmann will be completing her PhD in early 2008 and hopes to continue inchildhood cancer research....
No increased risk of certain cancers from electromagnetic fields among energy workers
... or brain cancers. There were no excess cases of leukaemia
among men or of breast cancer among female employees who had been exposed to medium to high frequency magnetic fields. Women exposed to medium frequency electromagnetic fields were more likely to develop brain cancer than women with background freq...
Scientists identify cells responsible for relapse after treatment in common childhood cancer
...se of their very small numbers, this population of leukaemia
cells remained in the patients body throughout the...hrive even after the major population of sensitive leukaemia
cells were destroyed and the patient appeared to have gone into remission. "We have shown, for the f...
Life or death can depend on teenage cancer patients taking their treatments properly
...lay a role in the long-term prognosis of childhood leukaemia
in the relapse rate, and in the graft survival after transplantation. "Furthermore, physicians tend to overestimate drug compliance, yet non-compliance with therapy is widespread amongst adolescents with cancer, who are at particularly high risk, sin...
Infections could contribute to adult brain tumours
...patterns in the diagnosis of two types of cancer - leukaemia
and brain tumours - in that they tended to occur together at similar times and geographical locations. Dr McNally, who also works with Newcastle University's School of Population and Health Sciences, added: "Future research should try to identify s...
Household insecticides associated with increased risk of childhood leukaemia
...e based on 280 children newly diagnosed with acute leukaemia
and a further 288 children matched for sex and age...eradicate head lice. The risk of developing acute leukaemia
was almost twice as likely in children whose mothers said that they had used insecticides in the hom...
Infections are a major cause of childhood cancer, study suggests
...that a pattern emerged where two types of cancer - leukaemia
and brain tumours - repeatedly occurred at similar...cond mutation, prompting the onset of cancers like leukaemia
or brain tumours." The findings, published in the European Journal of Cancer, may lead to better pre...
Cancer quest boosted by renewal
...ty outside the United States. While the impact of leukaemia
and lymphoma and associated malignancies of the bl... Even more dramatically, fifty years ago childhood leukaemia
was almost certainly a death sentence. Yet today, the five-year survival rate for children is beyond...
Major NH&MRC grant will fund multidisciplinary research to improve the treatment of neuroblastoma
...edulloblastoma, Wilm's tumour, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
and Ewings' sarcoma." said A/Prof Murray Norris....
Is there a link between childhood cancer and overhead power lines?
...ouse, London, UK. About one child in 2000 develops leukaemia
before the age of 15 years. Although we don't yet...nes at birth appeared to have a 70% raised risk of leukaemia
compared with those who lived beyond 600m. There was also a slightly increased risk for those living...
New prognostic markers help identify risk of relapse
...t may help clinicians identify those children with leukaemia
who are at high risk of relapse and are most in ne...indings for clinical practice. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
(ALL), the most common cancer in children, accounts for about 30% of all deaths from childhood cance...
Day care in infancy protects against childhood leukaemia
...irst few months of life are less likely to develop leukaemia
than children who do not, finds a study published ...creases the risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
(ALL). The study involved 6305 children (aged 2-14 years) without cancer, 3140 children with cancer ...