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News tagged ‘Leukemia’ clear

  • Studies in zebrafish show that a 50-year-old antipsychotic medication can actively combat the cells of a difficult-to-treat form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Tags: Leukemia

  • When Charlie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 4, his mother sent regular email updates to her large family and circle of friends. Her reflections grew into a touching chronicle of four years in the life of a child with cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, StemCellTransplant, PatientVideos, Leukemia

  • Tens of thousands of childhood cancer survivors are now in their 20s, 30s, and beyond, facing life-long risks of treatment-related health issues. Increasingly, primary care physicians will need to be knowledgeable about symptoms and complaints that might be related to cancer treatments their patients received decades ago.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship, Leukemia

  • Results suggest kinase inhibitor, teamed with chemotherapy, might reduce the need for donor stem cell transplantation in some AML patients.

Tags: KinaseInhibitor, Leukemia

  • Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells' response to damage from oxidation may contribute to the problems with memory, learning and other cognitive functions seen in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to research presented at the annual American Society of Hematology annual meeting in San Francisco.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship, Leukemia

  • A team of researchers led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has uncovered a connection between people with Down syndrome and having a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during childhood.

Tags: BasicResearch, Leukemia

  • Dana-Farber researchers found that an experimental drug combination for preventing graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was not significantly better than the standard regimen of care, but that the new combination could provide an alternative that could be preferable in certain scenarios.

Tags: GraftVersusHost, StemCellTransplant, Leukemia

  • A study led by Dana-Farber investigators found that a phase 1 trial of an immune checkpoint blocker found clinical benefit in nearly half of blood cancer patients who had relapsed following allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

Tags: MultipleMyeloma, Leukemia, Immunotherapy

  • Pediatric patients with B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia who are likely to relapse after chemotherapy treatment can reduce those odds by receiving additional courses of chemotherapy, according to research by Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center investigators.

Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer, Leukemia

  • Dana-Farber/Boston Children's researchers reported promising outcomes data for the first group of boys with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), a fatal genetic immunodeficiency also known as "bubble boy" disease, who were treated in an international clinical study of a new form of gene therapy.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, ImmuneSystem, Genetics, Leukemia

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