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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. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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