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Leukemia (Leukaemia) is a cancer of the blood cells. It is the most common type of blood cancer and affects 10 times as many adults as children. Most people diagnosed with leukemia are over 50 years old. No one knows why some people develop leukemia and others do not. However, scientists have identified some risk factors for the disease. Most people who have known risk factors do not get leukemia, while many who do get the disease have none of these risk factors. During the early stages of leukemia, there may be no symptoms. Many of the symptoms of leukemia don't become apparent until a large number of normal blood cells are crowded out by leukemia cells.
Scientists discover the oldest case of leukemia in prehistoric female skeleton

Scientists discover the oldest case of leukemia in prehistoric female skeleton

Scientists of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment and the University of Tübingen have discovered what may well be the oldest known case of Leukemia. [More]
LLS, Light The Night National Corporate Partner Teams make positive impact on patients' lives

LLS, Light The Night National Corporate Partner Teams make positive impact on patients' lives

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is working with thousands of national partners, sponsors and corporate teams to fund lifesaving research and support for people battling cancer through the Light The Night Walk. Together with LLS, the Light The Night National Corporate Partner Teams are raising awareness and making a positive impact on the lives of patients today, literally, by taking steps to save lives. [More]
Researchers identify drugs that may enhance ability of TKI dasatinib to kill human cancer cells

Researchers identify drugs that may enhance ability of TKI dasatinib to kill human cancer cells

Researchers have discovered how a common mutation in a high-risk leukemia subtype drives the cancer's aggressiveness and have identified drugs that may work with existing precision medicines to improve survival. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists led the study, which was published online today in the journal Cancer Cell. [More]
Researchers identify druggable target to potentially root out colon cancer, end relapse

Researchers identify druggable target to potentially root out colon cancer, end relapse

Researchers targeting colorectal cancer stem cells - the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and relapse - have discovered a mechanism to mimic a virus and potentially trigger an immune response to fight the cancer like an infection. [More]
Brain scans may help predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug treatment

Brain scans may help predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug treatment

Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that brain scans can be used to predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug treatment. The findings are published online in the latest issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry. [More]
New NCCN Guidelines for Patients and NCCN Quick Guide for Kidney Cancer published

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients and NCCN Quick Guide for Kidney Cancer published

Kidney Cancer is among the 10 most diagnosed cancers in both men and women in the United States, and it is estimated that more than 60,000 new cases of kidney cancer will be diagnosed in 2015. [More]
Centenary Institute develops new therapeutic approach to prevent GVHD in blood cancer patients

Centenary Institute develops new therapeutic approach to prevent GVHD in blood cancer patients

Sydney’s Centenary Institute has developed a new therapeutic approach that could help to improve outcomes for patients undertaking treatment for blood cancer. [More]
Persistent leukemia-associated genetic mutations linked to increased risk of relapse, reduced overall survival

Persistent leukemia-associated genetic mutations linked to increased risk of relapse, reduced overall survival

In preliminary research, the detection of persistent leukemia-associated genetic mutations in at least 5 percent of bone marrow cells in day 30 remission samples among adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia was associated with an increased risk of relapse and reduced overall survival, according to a study in the August 25 issue of JAMA. [More]
Lingering cancer-related mutations linked to increased risk of relapse, poor survival in leukemia patients

Lingering cancer-related mutations linked to increased risk of relapse, poor survival in leukemia patients

For patients with an often-deadly form of leukemia, new research suggests that lingering cancer-related mutations - detected after initial treatment with chemotherapy - are associated with an increased risk of relapse and poor survival. [More]
Study reveals potential health risks associated with burning of incense in indoor environments

Study reveals potential health risks associated with burning of incense in indoor environments

The burning of incense might need to come with a health warning. This follows the first study evaluating the health risks associated with its indoor use. The effects of incense and cigarette smoke were also compared, and made for some surprising results. The research was led by Rong Zhou of the South China University of Technology and the China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial Company in China, and is published in Springer's journal Environmental Chemistry Letters. [More]

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to kick off 2015 Light The Night Walk campaign throughout Northern California

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be kicking off its 2015 Light The Night Walk campaign throughout Northern California with the Napa Valley Walk on September 26, 2015 at 5 p.m. PT at Veterans Memorial Park. [More]
Researchers identify strategy to prevent adenoviruses from multiplying and causing sickness in humans

Researchers identify strategy to prevent adenoviruses from multiplying and causing sickness in humans

Using an animal model they developed, Saint Louis University and Utah State university researchers have identified a strategy that could keep a common group of viruses called adenoviruses from replicating and causing sickness in humans. [More]
DelMar closes on $2.6 million registered direct placement

DelMar closes on $2.6 million registered direct placement

DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing proven cancer therapies in new orphan drug indications, today announced the closing of a registered direct placement (Placement) with $2.6 million received from the offering. [More]
UT Southwestern, NASA to study zero-gravity effects on the human brain in cancer patients

UT Southwestern, NASA to study zero-gravity effects on the human brain in cancer patients

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers, in conjunction with NASA, will take four volunteer cancer patients on a zero-gravity ride into the upper atmosphere to study why zero-gravity conditions on the International Space Station sometimes affect the vision of astronauts staying there for extended periods. [More]
Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator funds advanced biomedical research projects

Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator funds advanced biomedical research projects

A few years ago, Andrew Myers' laboratory discovered a new way to synthesize an important class of antibiotics that could one day tackle the toughest, most resistant infections. [More]
Isagenix International concludes annual event, raises funds for children's charity organization

Isagenix International concludes annual event, raises funds for children's charity organization

Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company, ended its annual Celebration 2015 Breakthrough event in San Diego today by raising more than $565,000 for Make-A-Wish® through fundraising and generous Associate and corporate pledges. [More]
CML survey reveals patient TKI adherence, disease anxiety

CML survey reveals patient TKI adherence, disease anxiety

Survey results suggest that chronic myeloid leukaemia patients using tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy have good adherence to treatment but might benefit from counselling regarding their illness. [More]
DelMar obtains additional funding to support ongoing research project with lead product candidate VAL-083

DelMar obtains additional funding to support ongoing research project with lead product candidate VAL-083

DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing proven cancer therapies in new orphan drug indications, today announced an increase in funding of up to CDN$287,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to support an ongoing research project. [More]

CML survey reveals patient TKI adherence, disease anxiety

Survey results suggest that chronic myeloid leukaemia patients using tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy have good adherence to treatment but might benefit from counselling regarding their illness. [More]
Cord Blood America’s 2015 second quarter revenue increases 39.0% to $1.41 million

Cord Blood America’s 2015 second quarter revenue increases 39.0% to $1.41 million

Cord Blood America, Inc. today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. [More]
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