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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.

Costly Second-Gen TKIs For CML Patients

Published: October 13, 2020

Author: Christina Bennett, MS

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Most patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) are being prescribed costly second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), even though generic imatinib has been available since 2016, found a rece ... More >>.

2020 Guidelines on Treating AML

Published: October 01, 2020

Author: Rita Aghjayan

Source: American Society of Hematology

In 2020 guidelines intended to support patients, clinicians, and other health care professionals and decision-makers, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) provided evidence-based recommendations for olde ... More >>.

New Way To Halt Leukemia Relapse

Published: September 18, 2020

Source: Hiroshima University

Researchers have identified a second path to defeating chronic myelogenous leukemia which tends to affect older adults, even in the face of resistance to existing drugs. Almost all patients with chronic myel ... More >>.

Leukemia Breakthrough

Published: August 13, 2020

Source: National University of Singapore

Every year, 1.1 million new cases of blood cancers are diagnosed worldwide. Presently, chemotherapy remains the most common and effective course of treatment. However, the emergence of more aggressive forms ... More >>.

Breakthrough with Cancer Vaccine

Published: July 09, 2020

Source: Translational Research Institute

Scientist are ready to trial a new cancer vaccine in humans following the successful outcome of their preclinical studies. The new vaccine was developed by a Master Research team based at Translational Resea ... More >>.

Blood Cancer Discoveries Grant Program

Published: July 01, 2020

Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Seeking to ignite the next major breakthrough to treat blood cancers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), The Mark Foundation, and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group today announced more than $6.75 mil ... More >>.

Selective Elimination of Leukemic Stem Cells

Published: May 08, 2020

Source: University of Zurich

A team of scientists and physicians from the University of Zurich (UZH), the University Hospital Zurich (USZ) and ETH Zurich have now managed to eliminate the leukemic and hematopoietic stem cells more selec ... More >>.

Precision Medicine For Children

Published: May 01, 2020

Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

As part of The LLS Children's Initiative, LLS is working with a team of renowned pediatric oncologists to lay the groundwork for a global precision medicine master clinical trial to match children with relap ... More >>.

Decision Making With Venetoclax-Based Therapy

Published: March 31, 2020

Author: Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common form of leukemia diagnosed in adults residing in Western countries, and is a monoclonal disorder that is characterized by progressive accumulation of fun ... More >>.

Test Detects Over 50 Types of Cancer

Published: March 30, 2020

Source: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

In a study involving thousands of participants, a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body with a high degree of accuracy, according to an international ... More >>.

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