Oncology & Cancer

Targeted treatment for leukemia approved on NHS in England 

The targeted drug gilteritinib is now recommended for some adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) on the NHS in England. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) overturned their initial rejection of ...

Oncology & Cancer

A breakthrough with a new cancer vaccine

Scientists are ready to trial a new cancer vaccine in humans following the successful outcome of their preclinical studies.

Oncology & Cancer

Mystery about the cancer drug nelarabine solved after decades

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common kind of cancer in children. T-ALL, a subtype that resembles T-lymphocytes, can be treated successfully with the drug nelarabine. The drug has not been successful, however, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Blood cancer find raises new treatment hopes

New QIMR Berghofer research has identified how an early genetic change in blood and bone marrow cells paves the way for the development of some blood cancers.

Medical research

Targeting stem cells that drive aggressive blood cancer

Peter Mac scientists have found a way to target acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at its source—a discovery that could yield a more effective treatment for this aggressive and often incurable blood cancer.

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