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    1. Advanced Phases of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

      If you're in the later stages of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), there's a wide variety of ways you may feel. Some people have fever, lose their appetite, and drop a few pounds. But others don't have any symptoms. No matter how your disease affects your body, make sure you get the emotional supp

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    2. This May Boost Leukemia Stem Cell Transplant

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with acute leukemia who were given antibody therapy before a stem cell transplant fared better than those who didn't receive the treatment, a small study found. Stem cell transplantation allows doctors to give h

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    3. First Generic Version of Gleevec Approved by FDA

      Dec. 7, 2015 -- The first generic version of the cancer drug Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved 100-milligram and 400-milligram pills of the generic version to treat chronic myeloid leukemia. The once-a-day pills are made by Su

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    4. Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common diabetes drugs might help eradicate drug-resistant cancer cells in a certain form of leukemia when added to standard treatment, a small new study suggests. Researchers found that patients with chronic myeloid l

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    5. Another Genetic Error Linked to Childhood Leukemia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've identified a gene mutation associated with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. ALL, as acute lymphoblastic leukemia is called, is the most common type of cancer in children. "This is now the sec

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    6. New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved drug doubled the amount of time that patients with Hodgkins lymphoma survived without any progression in their disease, a new study shows. All of the patients also received stem cell therapy along with

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    7. Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Dec. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a small new trial, a form of treatment based on the body's immune system appears to be helping patients with Hodgkin lymphoma for whom other treatments had failed. Hodgkin lymphoma -- a cancer of white blood cells call

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    8. Immunotherapy Brings New Hope to Cancer Fight

      Nov. 4, 2014 -- Twenty-year-old Milton Wright III’s life seemed to finally be on track. After a lifetime of interruptions to his education, his football career, and his plans to join the Marines, he found his way. He had launched a modeling career and appeared in ads for brands including Zumiez and

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    9. Immune Therapy Can Lead to Remission in Leukemia

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-system therapy can often lead to complete remission in leukemia patients who have run out of other options, a new study confirms. Researchers found that 27 of 30 children and adults with advanced acu

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    10. Newer Drug Helps Older Myeloma Patients

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer drug that targets the immune system may help improve the outlook for older adults with multiple myeloma, though a stem cell transplant remains the standard of care for relatively younger patients. Those are some o

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