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    1. New Drug Shows Promise for Rare Blood Cancers

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug called midostaurin may reverse organ damage in people with certain rare, fatal blood cancers, an early clinical trial finds. Researchers found that the drug at least partly reversed organ damage in 60

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    2. Scans May Spare These Patients From Chemo

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of medical scan can be used to help spare some Hodgkin lymphoma patients from the severe side effects of chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Researchers found that PET imaging can identify patients whose H

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    3. This Can Help HIV Patients Battling Lymphoma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People living with HIV are at high risk for lymphoma, and a new study concludes that stem cell transplant should be standard treatment in these cases. The transplants should be "autologous" -- meaning the cells come fro

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    4. What's New in Multiple Myeloma Treatment?

      Doctors are finding new ways to treat multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that attacks cells in your bone marrow. The FDA approved three new drugs in 2015, and more are in the pipeline. "The improvements are amazing," says Brion Randolph, MD, hematologist and chief of medical oncology at the Cancer Tre

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    5. Myeloma Drug Added Earlier in Treatment Promising

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A recently approved immunotherapy drug for a blood cancer called multiple myeloma can provide even better benefits if patients receive it earlier in their treatment, new clinical trial results show. Darzalex (daratumumab)

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    6. 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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    7. Side Effects of Multiple Myeloma Treatment

      Bob Dickey was determined not to let the side effects of cancer treatment -- namely, nausea -- get in the way of his routine. Dickey, a freight broker who lives in Menifee, CA, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2010, after he fell to the floor during an otherwise regular workout at the gym. His

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    8. How to Choose the Right Multiple Myeloma Treatment

      Multiple myeloma isn’t curable, but there are plenty of treatments for it. This gives people with the disease and their doctors a lot of optimism, but also important decisions to make. “It has perhaps the highest variety of available treatments,” says Parameswaran Hari, MD, professor of medicine at

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    9. 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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    10. 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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