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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.
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]
Gene variants that lead to longer telomeres boost brain cancer risk

Gene variants that lead to longer telomeres boost brain cancer risk

New genomic research led by UC San Francisco scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health by protecting cells from aging, also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas. [More]
NCCN ORP awards six grants to improve care for patients with renal or hematologic malignancies

NCCN ORP awards six grants to improve care for patients with renal or hematologic malignancies

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology Research Program, in collaboration with Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change, recently awarded six independent grants to health care institutions following a joint Request for Proposals (RFP) focused on the development and adoption of evidence-based initiatives to improve patient care and outcomes in renal cell carcinoma and hematologic malignancies. [More]
Tolero Pharmaceuticals reports positive interim results from alvocidib Phase 2 trial for AML treatment

Tolero Pharmaceuticals reports positive interim results from alvocidib Phase 2 trial for AML treatment

Tolero Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for oncology and blood disorders, reported positive interim results from an ongoing, randomized Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead drug candidate, alvocidib, in combination with cytarabine plus mitoxantrone for previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. [More]
Interim data from Promedior’s PRM-151 Phase 2 myelofibrosis clinical trial to be presented at 19th EHA Congress

Interim data from Promedior’s PRM-151 Phase 2 myelofibrosis clinical trial to be presented at 19th EHA Congress

Promedior, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of fibrosis, today announced that Ruben Mesa, MD, will present interim data from the Company's ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead product candidate, PRM-151, for the treatment of myelofibrosis, in a poster presentation on June 14, 2014 at the 19th Congress of European Hematology Association (EHA) which is being held in Milan, Italy, from June 12-15, 2014. [More]
Scientists reproduce chromosomal modifications in human cells that cause certain cancer

Scientists reproduce chromosomal modifications in human cells that cause certain cancer

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) and the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol-gicas (CNIO) have succeeded in reproducing, in human cells, the chromosomal translocations that cause two types of cancer: acute myeloid leukemia and Ewing's sarcoma. [More]
Leukemia researcher wins 2014 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science

Leukemia researcher wins 2014 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science

A physician-scientist who developed a personalized immunotherapy for leukemia using patients' own T cells is the recipient of the 2014 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science, awarded by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School. [More]
Incyte’s ruxolitinib Phase III study for polycythemia vera achieves primary endpoint

Incyte’s ruxolitinib Phase III study for polycythemia vera achieves primary endpoint

Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq: INCY) today announced results from the RESPONSE trial, the first pivotal Phase III study evaluating a JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor for the treatment of polycythemia vera (PV). [More]
Medicare to pay for hep C screenings for baby boomers

Medicare to pay for hep C screenings for baby boomers

The decision comes amid controversy surrounding the costs of new drugs to treat the blood-borne virus. Meanwhile, two studies find that Medicare could save billions if doctors switched from an expensive eye medication to a similar, much cheaper one and, also, if Part D plans were selected based on the actual drugs patients take. [More]