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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.

New Cell Therapy for Relapsed Leukemia Patients

Published: November 20, 2017

Source: Stanford University Medical Center

A significant proportion of children and young adults with treatment-resistant B-cell leukemia who participated in a small study achieved remission with the help of a new form of gene therapy, according to r ... More >>.

Anemia Treatment Differs in Lymphoma

Published: November 16, 2017

Author: James Nam, PharmD

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Patients with lymphoma who suffer from moderate to severe anemia may have better outcomes after 3 months receiving the same supportive treatment as patients with multiple myeloma, and only increases in hemog ... More >>.

Acalabrutinib Approved for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Published: November 02, 2017

Source: Health Day News

Calquence has been granted approval by the Food & Drug Administration to treat adults with mantle cell lymphoma. Calquence is a Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor. The drug was evaluated in a clinica ... More >>.

Cost of TKI Therapy for CML

Published: October 20, 2017

Author: Carlos Harrison

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor

While tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI's) are extending the lives of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) to spans similar to those of disease-free individuals, missing as few as 3 doses a month can c ... More >>.

Fat Cells Offer Potential for Leukemia Treatment

Published: October 16, 2017

Author: Tina Depko

Source: McMaster University

Researchers with the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute found that boosting adipocytes, or fat cells, located in the bone marrow suppressed cancerous leukemia cells but----in a surprise to the ... More >>.

Genetic Drivers of Lymphoma Identified

Published: October 05, 2017

Source: Duke University Medical Center

An international research effort led by Duke Cancer Institute scientists has been working to better understand the genetic underpinnings of the most prevalent form of lymphoma---diffuse B cell lymphoma, and ... More >>.

Protein Identified that Drives Leukemia

Published: October 03, 2017

Source: Massachusetts General Hospital

A team lead by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has identified a new cancer-causing pathway behind most cases of an aggressive type of leukemia, findings that could lead to new targeted treatment ... More >>.

Copanlisib for Follicular Lymphoma

Published: September 14, 2017

Author: James Nam, PharmD

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to copanlisib today for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma (FL) who have received at least 2 prior tr ... More >>.

Treatment for Older Lymphoma Patients

Published: September 13, 2017

Author: Carlos Harrison

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor

Because of factors such as advances in health care and the decreasing overall incidence of cancer, the number of people age 65 and older around the world is expected to be 1.6 billion by 2050, which is twice ... More >>.

AML Response Improved

Published: September 05, 2017

Author: James Nam, PharmD

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Guadecitabine may aid treatment-naïve patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in achieving composite complete responses (CCR), according to a study published in The Lancet Oncology.

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