News tagged ‘Leukemia’ clear
- Dr. Richard Stone joined 22 other specialists in sending a letter calling on the FDA to speed up the process allowing patients to use the leukemia drug Iclusig.
- People recently gathered at St. James Armenian Church in Watertown to support Sarkis Chekijian, who is running the Boston Marathon to raise research funds for Dana-Farber.
- An experimental therapy that tweaks a leukemia patient’s immune cells to recognize an often-deadly form of leukemia has resulted in remission in five adults. Dr. Richard Stone and Dana-Farber will be part of a larger study of the novel approach.
- A study by Dr. Catherine Wu shows some patients with a hard-to-treat type of leukemia responded to an experimental therapeutic vaccine. The vaccine activates the immune system to help fight the disease.
Tags: BasicResearch, Leukemia
- Dr. Javid Moslehi said reports of cardiovascular problems linked to several newer drugs lacked the kind of details that doctors need to figure out whether side effects could be prevented.
- According to Dr. Joseph Antin, it is even more difficult for mixed-race individuals, African-Americans and some subsets of Asian-Americans, particularly South Asians, to find a bone marrow match.
Tags: MultipleMyeloma, Leukemia
- An experimental therapy that tweaks a leukemia patient's immune cells to recognize an often-deadly form of leukemia has resulted in remission in five adults. Dr. Richard Stone explained that cancer cells are similar enough to normal cells that the T-cells cannot recognize the cancer cells. By injecting genes into the T cells, the immune system is educated to recognize the cancer.
- Dr. Richard Stone discusses how mutations in a gene involved in the production of white blood cells may improve the diagnosis — and perhaps treatment — of two rare blood cancers.
Tags: Genetics, Leukemia