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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. FDA Approves Imbruvica for Chronic Leukemia

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) has been expanded to include people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have tried at least one other anti-cancer therapy. CLL progresses slowl

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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