Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Common mutation is culprit in acute leukemia relapse

Harvard stem cell scientists have identified a mutation in human cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia that likely drives relapse. The research, published in Cancer Cell, could translate into improved patien ...

Mar 06, 2014
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Antipsychotic drug exhibits cancer-fighting properties

In a prime example of finding new uses for older drugs, studies in zebrafish show that a 50-year-old antipsychotic medication called perphenazine can actively combat the cells of a difficult-to-treat form of acute lymphoblastic ...

Jan 09, 2014
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A stop sign for cancer

A particularly aggressive form of leukemia is the acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It is especially common among children and very difficult to treat. Researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine, ...

Dec 13, 2013
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Eribulin shows early promise in pediatric sarcoma treatment

The drug eribulin, currently approved for the third-line treatment of breast cancer, may represent a new treatment option for pediatric patients with a type of cancer called sarcoma, according to results of preclinical studies ...

Nov 05, 2013
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A father and daughter's race to beat leukemia

(HealthDay)—Bruce Cleland has vivid memories of the day in 1986 when he learned that his daughter Georgia, then 2, had been diagnosed with the most common form of childhood leukemia.

Nov 01, 2013
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