Oncology & Cancer

US clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia

Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials have approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia.

Oncology & Cancer

Genetic study of familial leukemia solves 30-year medical mystery

A decades-old medical mystery has been solved by researchers at UC San Francisco and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee, who have discovered a pair of inherited genetic mutations underlying a familial blood ...

Health

Tobacco linked to 40 percent of US cancers

Tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of cancer, and 40 percent of diagnosed US cancer cases may have a link to its use, health authorities said Thursday.

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