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The latest news reports, articles, and stories that may be of importance to leukemia and lymphoma patients, caregivers, and family members.

Dataset Could Help Match Therapies to Patients

Published: October 17, 2019

Source: Howard Hughs Medical Institute

After years of work, researchers are releasing a massive dataset detailing the molecular makeup of tumor cells from more than 500 patients with an aggressive blood cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML). ... More >>.

Leukemia Infant Saved by Liver Cancer Drug

Published: September 11, 2019

Source: University of California - San Francisco

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals have successfully treated a months-old infant with a rare childhood leukemia using targeted therapy approved for adults with inoperable liver cancer and advanced kidney canc ... More >>.

A $50 Million Initiative Fuel Cancer Research

Published: August 28, 2019

Source: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September provides an opportunity to remind the public about the urgent need to support research to find cures, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is marking the oc ... More >>.

Posttreatment Needs of Lymphoma Surviors

Published: August 15, 2019

Author: Megan Garlapow, PhD

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor

Survivors of lymphoma my require individualized supportive care. Although a nurse-led lymphoma survivorship model did not provide clinically significant data, participants in the intervention group reported ... More >>.

Immunotherapy for Treatment Resistant Lymphoma

Published: August 05, 2019

Source: The Mount Sinai Hospital & School of Medicine

Mount Sinai researchers have developed a way to use immunotherapy drugs against treatment-resistant non-Hodgkin's lymphomas for the first time by combining them with stem cell transplantation, an approach th ... More >>.

Important Clue to AML Diagnosis and Treatment

Published: August 01, 2019

Source: Monash University

Around 22,000 people will be diagnosed this year in the U.S. with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the second most common type of leukemia diagnosed in adults and children, and the most aggressive of the leukem ... More >>.

Cancers According to non-Hodgkin Subtype

Published: July 19, 2019

Author: Susan Moench, PhD, PA-C

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Patients with a subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) associated with an infectious etiology may be at increased risk of developing particular second solid tumor malignancies also linked to specific types of ... More >>.

Follicular Lymphoma Surveillance Imaging

Published: July 17, 2019

Author: Christina Bennett, MS

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor

A retrospective cohort study found that surveillance imaging for patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) did not improve their survival outcomes after first relapse, aligning with the results of a prior study ... More >>.

Chemo Drug To Spur Immune System

Published: July 01, 2019

Source: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

More than 60 years ago, British physician Denis Parsons Burkitt and his associates achieved one of the signal successes in cancer medicine when they cured children in sub-Saharan Africa with a form of lympho ... More >>.

Venetoclax Approved for CLL

Published: June 17, 2019

Source: National Cancer Institute

On May 15, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved venetoclax (Venclexta) in combination with obinutuzumab (Gazyva) for the initial treatment of adults with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) o ... More >>.

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