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News tagged ‘Leukemia’ clear

  • Researchers at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center have created a peptide that overcomes drug resistance and reactivates programmed cell death in recurrent blood cancers.

Tags: chemotherapy, DrugResistance, Leukemia, Lymphoma

  • Dana-Farber investigators led a phase 1 trial in which a new oral targeted drug, idelalisib, (GS-1101), showed the potential to stave off the need for additional treatments for relapsed or treatment-resistant CLL.

Tags: Leukemia

  • In a major advance in the care of patients with leukemia and other blood disorders, physicians at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center have begun using Rapid Heme Panel, a high-tech genetic test that provides, within a matter of days, an unprecedented amount of critical information to aid the choice of treatment.

Tags: StemCellTransplant, TranslationalResearch, Leukemia

  • A test developed by Dana-Farber scientists is the first to identify which malignant blood cells are highly vulnerable to a promising type of experimental drugs that unleash pent-up cell suicide factors to destroy the cancer.

Tags: BasicResearch, Leukemia

  • Dana-Farber researchers have developed a method for determining how ready acute myeloid leukemia cells are to die, a finding that may enable oncologists to choose more effective treatments for their patients.

Tags: BasicResearch, StemCellTransplant, Leukemia

  • A normal enzyme called SYK pairs with FLT3, the most commonly mutated enzyme found in acute myelogenous leukemia, to promote progression of the cancer and its resistance to treatment with FLT3-blocking drugs, which may explain relatively poor results in clinical studies. In a mouse model, treatment with a combination of drugs to inhibit the two enzymes was more effective than treatment with either drug alone.

Tags: chemotherapy, BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer, Leukemia

  • Scientists have found a way to switch off the behavior of a protein that drives uncontrolled cell growth in tumors.

Tags: Leukemia

  • Stand Up To Cancer announced the second round of awards for its Innovative Research Grants Program, naming the 13 young scientists who will receive a combined $9.74 million to conduct high-risk/high-reward translational cancer research. Dana-Farber's Catherine J. Wu, MD, is one of the recipients.

Tags: Grants, Honors, Prevention, Leukemia

  • The pre-cancerous blood disorder myelodsysplastic syndrome (MDS) affects between 35,000 and 55,000 people in the United States. Dana-Farber's David Steensma, MD, discusses MDS and its treatment.

Tags: StemCellTransplant, Leukemia

  • Researchers report that patients with high-risk acute AML who received a cancer vaccine after a stem cell transplant had few complications and mounted a strong immune system attack on the disease.

Tags: StemCellTransplant, Leukemia

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