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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.

Congress Introduces Cancer Drug Parity Act

Published: March 13, 2019

Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to support the Cancer Drug Parity Act, which will remove a key financial barrier that prevents some patients from accessing their prescribed cancer treatmen ... More >>.

Starving Leukemia Cells by Targeting Amino Acids

Published: March 12, 2019

Source: Emory Health Science

Cancer cells consume sugar at a higher rate than healthy cells, but they're also hungry for amino acids, the building blocks of proteins and other biomolecules. Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emo ... More >>.

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment in EU vs US

Published: February 22, 2019

Author: John Schieszer, MA

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Worldwide clinical trials may greatly improve and enhance management of Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a recent article published in Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology. Thomas J. FitzGerald, MD, a ... More >>.

Outcomes in Patients with Burkitt Lymphoma

Published: February 14, 2019

Author: Susan Moench, PhD, PA-C

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

A retrospective study of patients with early-stage Burkitt lymphoma showed significant improvements in overall survival (OS) for those diagnosed with the disease between 2002 and 2014 compared with 1983 and ... More >>.

Benefit of Decitabine Treatment

Published: January 25, 2019

Author: Susan Moench, PhD, PA-C

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

A retrospective analysis of older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treated with the hypomethylating agent decitabine at eight Italian hematological centers from 2015 to 2017 supports the efficacy a ... More >>.

Mechanism for Leukemia Cell Growth Revealed

Published: January 16, 2019

Source: University of Sussex

A mechanism which drives leukemia cell growth has been discovered by researchers at the University of Sussex, who believe their findings could help to inform new strategies when it comes to treating the canc ... More >>.

More Accurate Leukemia Diagnosis Expected

Published: January 14, 2019

Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Like cartographers completing a map, investigators have identified multiple new subtypes of the most common childhood cancer---research that will likely improve the diagnosis and treatment of high-risk patie ... More >>.

MD Anderson and Ascentage Pharma Alliance

Published: January 06, 2019

Source: MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Ascentage Pharma Group, today announced a five-year strategic agreement to advance the development of five potential new cancer therapies.

The al ... More >>.

Tailoring Treatment for AML

Published: December 07, 2018

Source: University of Washington Heath Science

Advances in rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Research on the dru ... More >>.

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