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  1. Newsman Tom Brokaw Battling Blood Cancer

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tom Brokaw, one of the most respected journalists in television news, is battling a type of cancer that attacks white blood cells in bone marrow, NBC News announced Tuesday evening. The long-time anchor of "NBC Nightly

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  2. Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research shows that gene therapy might one day be a powerful weapon against leukemia and other blood cancers. The experimental treatment coaxed certain blood cells into targeting and destroying cancer cells, a

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  3. New Findings on Deadly Blood Cancer Offer Hope

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all the genetic mutations associated with the blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have probably been identified, researchers report. The findings could lead to improved treatments for AML patients, as well as ways

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  4. New Strategy Helps Young Lymphoma Patients

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new treatment approach may mean that young people with a form of lymphoma can go without radiation therapy, sparing them side effects or raised cancer risks down the road. In a trial conducted by the U.S. National

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  5. FDA Approves Synribo for Drug-Resistant Leukemia

    Oct. 29, 2012 -- The FDA has approved Teva's Synribo (omacetaxine mepesuccinate) for treating adults with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). The fast-track approval is for people for whom at least two of the most common treatments have failed. These treatments, tyrosine kinase inhibitors or TKIs, i

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  6. New Leukemia Drug Gets FDA Nod

    Sept. 7, 2012 -- The FDA has approved Pfizer's Bosulif for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) for people who do not respond to or who cannot tolerate other treatments. CML is a relatively rare disease. It strikes about 5,400 people a year. Most people have a rare mutation, dubbed th

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  7. Childhood CT Scans Raise Cancer Risk

    June 6, 2012 -- Children who have multiple CT scans before they reach their mid-teens have an increased risk for leukemia and brain tumors, a new study shows. Assuming typical doses of radiation, researchers concluded that having as few as two to three computed tomography (CT) scans of the head befo

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  8. Questions to Ask: Stem Cell Transplants for Blood Cancers

    Stem cell transplants offer unique possibilities for treating multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, and other disorders. You and your doctor will decide if a stem cell transplant is right for your particular type and stage of cancer. Here are 12 important questions yo

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  9. What to Expect From a Stem Cell Transplant

    Stem cell transplants have become important weapons in the fight against certain blood cancers, such as multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and leukemia. A stem cell transplant may help you live longer. In some cases, it can even cure blood cancers. About 50,000 transplantati

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  10. Two-Drug Combo May Help Hard-to-Treat Leukemia

    Oct. 10, 2011 -- A combination of two drugs -- the chemotherapy drug Fludara and the biologic drug Campath -- may allow people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to live longer. One of the most common blood cancers affecting adults in the U.S., CLL is considered incurable. In CLL,

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