Tag: "leukemia" at medical news
Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders
...eding and clotting, to malignant disorders such as leukemia
and lymphoma. Methods designed to enhance the purity of the blood supply in these counties will also be taught. ASH believes that by focusing on these disorders that have a profound and even deadly effect in the developing countries, the general h...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...homas. Current therapies for acute lymphoblastic leukemia
(ALL), the most common pediatric cancer, are effec...ncer patients. ATLL is caused by the human T-cell leukemia
virus and a subset of ATLL patients respond to therapy with interferon, commonly used in the treatme...
Aging stem cells in mice may hold answers to diseases of the aged, Stanford study finds
...ple are more likely to get blood diseases, such as leukemia
or anemia, and are less likely to make new antibodies that would protect against infections like the flu," said senior author Irving Weissman, MD, director of the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and of the Stanford ...
UCLA researchers develop new nanomaterials to deliver anti-cancer drugs to cells
... against breast cancer, small-cell lung cancer and leukemia
in vitro, clinical application of CPT in humans has only been carried out with CPT derivatives that have improved water solubility. In order to be used on humans, current cancer therapies such as CPT or Taxol, which are poorly water soluble, mus...
Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide
...de were alive and remained in remission -- free of leukemia
-- three years after diagnosis compared to 66 perc...ard in the treatment of patients with this type of leukemia
and reinforces the important role clinical trials play in unlocking new or different combinations of...
Dasatinib shows high early response rate as first treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia
...tablished second-line drug for chronic myelogenous leukemia
has high response rates when given to newly diagnosed patients as their first therapy for the disease, according to early results from a Phase II clinical trial at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. "Patients taking dasatinib ach...
Drug used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child damages DNA
...e blood vessels) in male mice and mononuclear cell leukemia
in female rats. There was also some evidence of increased liver cancer and reproductive tumors. "Although the implications of these findings for the long-term health of human children exposed tranplacentally to AZT are uncertain, the possibility of...
Kennedy Krieger Institute launches first national online autism registry
...forts in hopes of achieving results similar to the leukemia
community, said Dr. Gary Goldstein, President and .... Thirty years ago, the majority of children with leukemia
died. Today, the majority survive because increased participation by a very organized research comm...
AACR awards minority and other underrepresented scientists
...te, conducting clinical and laboratory research on leukemia
and other childhood cancers. Subsequently, she served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, until her own life was claimed by cancer in 1994. There are 10 AACR-WICR Brigid G. Leventhal Scholars in 2007. The WICR Council...
Study of leukemia survivors gives hints for better care
...p study ever done of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
(ALL) survivors show the importance of long-term monitoring of former patients to identify complications they are at risk for developing later in life and to modify current treatments to reduce those risks, according to investigators at St. Jude Chil...
Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows
...t is also associated with childhood heart disease, leukemia
and early onset Alzheimers disease. The researchers used a mouse model of Down syndrome for their study in which about 150 genes are triplicated. The mice exhibit many of the cognitive problems that afflict human Down syndrome patients. Fernandez g...
Growth factors given with chemotherapy associated with increased risk of blood diseases
...y are at an increased risk of developing a type of leukemia
or a condition called myelodysplastic syndrome, ac...t to develop into a cancer called acute myelocytic leukemia
(AML). There's also concern about the risk of a disease called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), in wh...
St. Jude, El Salvador create research ethics committee
...documents used to obtain parental consent to treat leukemia
and solid tumor treatments or to perform bone marrow transplantation at St. Jude are usually 20 to 30 pages. "Our experience with El Salvador has prompted us to consider whether we could communicate the required information for ethical consent mor...
U of MN study finds children with leukemia are living longer
...er after diagnosis and treatment for acute myeloid leukemia
(AML) are alive 20 years later and leading productive lives, according to a University of Minnesota study. On a cautionary note, the study reports these survivors need to be regularly evaluated and treated for health problems that may occur later in ...
M. D. Anderson reports first drug activity in T315I-Positive CML, ALL and JAK-2-Positive MPD
... against multiple target mutations in two types of leukemia
and myeloproliferative disorders, and produces few...he T315I BCR-ABL mutation found in chronic myeloid leukemia
(CML) and acute lymphocytic leukemia
(ALL). In addition, the trial showed the first activity agains...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center collaborating to find new tools to fight leukemia
...ents with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia
(CLL). Lead researcher and Mayo Clinic hematologi...Annual Meeting in Orlando. "Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
is incurable, but continues to be made more manageable with the advent of powerful new chemoimmunoth...
Five-year study by OHSU Cancer Institute shows Gleevec's excellent survival rate
... first was developed by Brian J. Druker, M.D., the leukemia
program leader of the Oregon Health & Science Univ...urvival rate for patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia
(CML) taking this new experimental drug was unknown. "We've completely changed the outlook for pat...
'Tribbles' protein implicated in common and aggressive form of leukemia
...ed a new protein associated with acute myelogenous leukemia
(AML). Several lines of evidence point to a protei...cells in the blood. AML is the most common type of leukemia
in adults, with an estimated 10,100 new cases reported each year. Pear, also a researcher in the ...
Adult survivors of childhood cancer face long-term health problems, says co-author of national study
...d that brain radiation used to treat children with leukemia
damaged the children's cognitive development and raised their risk of later brain cancer. That research helped to change medical practice, as physicians eliminated or reduced radiation doses to the head during treatment for childhood leukemia. Beca...
Cincinnati Children's researchers publish findings on potential target for leukemia treatment
... protein family and provide a potential target for leukemia
drug development. "We continue to make importa...samples have implicated RhoH GTPase as a factor in leukemia
and lymphoma. Further work is ongoing to decipher the specific mechanism of regulation and the func...
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