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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. FDA Approves New Drug for Lymphoma

    Aug. 19, 2011 -- The FDA has approved the drug Adcetris to treat two types of lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma and a rare type of the disease known as systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). It's the first new drug approved to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma in nearly 35 years and the first lymphoma dr

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  8. Gene Therapy Cures Adult Leukemia

    Aug. 10, 2011 -- Two of three patients dying of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) appear cured and a third is in partial remission after infusions of genetically engineered T cells. The treatment success came in a pilot study that was only meant to find out whether the treatment was safe, and to de

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  9. Gleevec Gets High Marks for Leukemia Treatment

    March 22, 2011 -- When Jerry Mayfield was diagnosed with leukemia in 1999 his doctors gave him about three years to live. Twelve years later, Mayfield says he feels just fine. What makes his survival story so remarkable is that it is not remarkable at all. Mayfield has the blood cancer chronic myelo

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  10. Bone Drug May Help Treat Multiple Myeloma

    Dec. 3, 2010 -- Adding the intravenous bone drug Zometa to chemotherapy improves survival in patients with the blood cancer multiple myeloma, new research from the U.K. shows. Patients treated with Zometa (zoledronic acid) lived an average of five and a half months longer than patients taking clodro

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