Leukemia

New drug combination therapy developed to treat leukemia

A new, pre-clinical study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center suggests that a novel drug combination could lead to profound leukemia cell death by disrupting the function of two major pro-survival ...

Apr 17, 2013
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Promising stem cell therapy for leukemia patients

Leukemia patients receive a bone marrow transplant, which allows them to build a "new" immune system. However, this immune system not only attacks cancer cells but healthy tissue too. Special antibodies will ...

Apr 02, 2013
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Risk of leukemia after cancer chemotherapy persists

While advancements in cancer treatment over the last several decades have improved patient survival rates for certain cancers, some patients remain at risk of developing treatment-related leukemia, according to results of ...

Feb 14, 2013
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