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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.
OHSU professor recognized with AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award

OHSU professor recognized with AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award

Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology for Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and a researcher with OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, has won a distinguished award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the development of a research program that more rapidly identifies the mutations driving a patient's cancer and accelerates development of precision treatments. [More]
Discovery points the way to potential new strategies to treat blood disorders

Discovery points the way to potential new strategies to treat blood disorders

Like a line of falling dominos, a cascade of molecular events in the bone marrow produces high levels of inflammation that disrupt normal blood formation and lead to potentially deadly disorders including leukemia, an Indiana University-led research team has reported. [More]
UCB, Dermira enter into licensing agreement for development, commercialization of Cimzia

UCB, Dermira enter into licensing agreement for development, commercialization of Cimzia

UCB, a global biopharmaceutical leader, and Dermira, Inc., a privately held US-based dermatology company, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for the development and future commercialization of Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) in dermatology. [More]
NCCN Policy Summit to address impact of health care reform on academic oncology practice

NCCN Policy Summit to address impact of health care reform on academic oncology practice

On July 10, 2014, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) will host the NCCN Policy Summit: The Impact of Health Care Reform on Academic Oncology Practice, at The Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia, as part of the NCCN Oncology Policy Program. [More]
CTI completes recruitment in PERSIST-1 clinical trial of pacritinib for treatment of myelofibrosis

CTI completes recruitment in PERSIST-1 clinical trial of pacritinib for treatment of myelofibrosis

CTI BioPharma Corp. announced today that it has completed recruitment in the PERSIST-1 pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of pacritinib, a novel oral JAK2/FLT3 inhibitor that is being evaluated for the treatment of myelofibrosis. [More]
Research could help to reduce health care charges

Research could help to reduce health care charges

Recently published findings in Annals of Internal Medicine by Steven Lipshultz, M.D., Wayne State University professor and chair of pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center, and colleagues could help to reduce health care charges while also protecting childhood cancer survivors from heart ailments caused by drug therapy. [More]
Cancer drug shows promise in treating blood cell disorders

Cancer drug shows promise in treating blood cell disorders

Scientists working to make gene therapy a reality have solved a major hurdle: how to bypass a blood stem cell's natural defenses and efficiently insert disease-fighting genes into the cell's genome. [More]
Mode of cancer cell recognition opens up new possibilities for leukaemia immunotherapy

Mode of cancer cell recognition opens up new possibilities for leukaemia immunotherapy

Scientists at A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have discovered a new class of lipids in the leukaemia cells that are detected by a unique group of immune cells. By recognising the lipids, the immune cells stimulate an immune response to destroy the leukaemia cells and suppress their growth. [More]
SLU researchers discover pain pathway and potential way to block it

SLU researchers discover pain pathway and potential way to block it

In a recently published study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Saint Louis University professor of pharmacological and physiological sciences Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. describes two discoveries: a molecular pathway by which a painful chemotherapy side effect happens and a drug that may be able to stop it. [More]
BioLineRx announces in-licensing of BL-1110 compound for treatment of neuropathic pain

BioLineRx announces in-licensing of BL-1110 compound for treatment of neuropathic pain

BioLineRx Ltd., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, in-licensing and developing promising therapeutic candidates, announced today it has in-licensed BL-1110, a novel compound for the treatment of neuropathic pain. [More]
Transfer of few immune cells can protect immunodeficient patients

Transfer of few immune cells can protect immunodeficient patients

The cells of the human immune system are created from special stem cells in the bone marrow. In diseases affecting the bone marrow, such as leukemia, the degenerate cells must be destroyed using radiation or chemotherapy. [More]
Lipids efficiently kill leukemia cells

Lipids efficiently kill leukemia cells

T cells use a novel mechanism to fight leukemia. They may recognize unique lipids produced by cancer cells and kill tumor cells expressing these lipid molecules. [More]
BioLineRx gets Notice of Allowance for patent related to new treatment for celiac disease

BioLineRx gets Notice of Allowance for patent related to new treatment for celiac disease

BioLineRx Ltd., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, in-licensing and developing promising therapeutic candidates, announced today that a Notice of Allowance has been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a patent claiming the composition of BL-7010, a novel polymer for the treatment of celiac patients. [More]
Paradigm shift in new, highly targeted leukaemia therapy

Paradigm shift in new, highly targeted leukaemia therapy

Australian researchers are zeroing in on a promising new approach to killing off cancer cells in patients with leukemia. [More]
Mirna enrolls first patient in hematological malignancy cohort of MRX34 Phase 1 clinical trial

Mirna enrolls first patient in hematological malignancy cohort of MRX34 Phase 1 clinical trial

Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering microRNA-based Replacement Therapy to treat cancer, today announced the enrollment of the first patient in the hematological malignancy cohort of its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of MRX34, the company's lead product candidate and first microRNA mimic in human clinical trials in oncology. [More]
arGEN-X partner with LLS to develop ARGX-110 for patients with refractory WM

arGEN-X partner with LLS to develop ARGX-110 for patients with refractory WM

arGEN-X, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating and developing differentiated therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer and severe autoimmune diseases, today announced it has entered into a partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in which both parties will contribute to the funding of a Phase 2 clinical study of the Company's lead candidate, ARGX-110, in patients with refractory Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM). [More]
Protein may be key to maintaining health of aging blood stem cells

Protein may be key to maintaining health of aging blood stem cells

A protein may be the key to maintaining the health of aging blood stem cells, according to work by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai recently published online in Stem Cell Reports. [More]
FDA accepts Pharmacyclics' IMBRUVICA sNDA for review

FDA accepts Pharmacyclics' IMBRUVICA sNDA for review

Pharmacyclics, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for filing its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to support the review of IMBRUVICA (ibrutinib) in the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) who have received at least one prior therapy for a full approval. [More]
Actinium's Chairman to discuss role of alpha-particle radiopharmaceuticals at SNMMI Annual Meeting

Actinium's Chairman to discuss role of alpha-particle radiopharmaceuticals at SNMMI Annual Meeting

Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Actinium" or "the Company"), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers, today announced that Actinium's Clinical Advisory Board Chairman Joseph Jurcic, MD will participate in an upcoming panel discussion highlighting the role of Actinium's alpha-particle radiopharmaceuticals in the treatment of leukemia patients. [More]
Research roundup: Funding for safety-net hospitals; insurance competition

Research roundup: Funding for safety-net hospitals; insurance competition

Safety-net hospitals rely on disproportionate-share hospital (DSH) payments to help cover uncompensated care costs and underpayments by Medicaid [More]