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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is the most common form of leukemia in adults. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 8,000 patients will be diagnosed this year. More than 60,000 people in the U.S. currently have CLL. The disease arises in lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that normally produces antibodies and serves important immune functions. Patients with CLL typically develop symptoms that may progress over a period of years, ultimately producing a generalized depression of immunity, marked increases in the size of spleen, liver and lymph nodes, and impaired production of other normal blood cells. Eventually, these problems may cause life-threatening complications, such as overwhelming infections and fatal bleeding.
New analysis compares emerging algorithms that look for cancer mutations

New analysis compares emerging algorithms that look for cancer mutations

Cord-blood-derived natural killer cells can be modified to destroy B-cell cancers

Cord-blood-derived natural killer cells can be modified to destroy B-cell cancers

Adding new antibody to chemotherapy could bolster effects of cancer treatment

Adding new antibody to chemotherapy could bolster effects of cancer treatment

New findings highlight possibility of developing specific cancer drugs with fewer side effects

New findings highlight possibility of developing specific cancer drugs with fewer side effects

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Cancer drug may help treat food allergies

Cancer drug may help treat food allergies

WHO to launch pilot project for prequalifying biosimilar cancer medicines

WHO to launch pilot project for prequalifying biosimilar cancer medicines

Scientists announce ‘outstanding’ results of new blood cancer study

Scientists announce ‘outstanding’ results of new blood cancer study

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs

Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs

Study reveals novel mutations in mucosal melanoma that may pave way for new therapies

Study reveals novel mutations in mucosal melanoma that may pave way for new therapies

New NCCN patient guide for Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia helps make informed treatment decisions

New NCCN patient guide for Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia helps make informed treatment decisions

Enzyme identified in baker's yeast can efficiently annihilate leukemia cells

Enzyme identified in baker's yeast can efficiently annihilate leukemia cells

NCCN publishes new easy-to-understand patient education resources focused on brain cancer

NCCN publishes new easy-to-understand patient education resources focused on brain cancer

Swedish researchers develop new, low-cost method to examine individual leukemia cells

Swedish researchers develop new, low-cost method to examine individual leukemia cells

NCCN publishes new resources to help patients understand treatment options for stomach cancer

NCCN publishes new resources to help patients understand treatment options for stomach cancer

Right dose of CAR T cells and lymphodepletion can achieve good response rates for NHL patients

Right dose of CAR T cells and lymphodepletion can achieve good response rates for NHL patients

BCL-2 inhibitor shows promise in AML patients

BCL-2 inhibitor shows promise in AML patients

T-cell technology could be used to treat ovarian tumors with no adverse effects

T-cell technology could be used to treat ovarian tumors with no adverse effects

NCCN educational resources provide insight for patients with Mycosis Fungoides

NCCN educational resources provide insight for patients with Mycosis Fungoides