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    1. Therapy 'Step Forward' for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically engineered immune cells appear capable of eradicating non-Hodgkin lymphoma when coupled with effective chemotherapy, a new early trial finds. In this experimental therapy, white blood cells known as T-cells

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    2. Cord-Blood Transplants Show Promise for Leukemia

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bone marrow or stem cell transplants can save the lives of adults and children with leukemia, but an ideal donor often isn't available. In those cases, umbilical cord blood may work as well as current alternatives -- or

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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