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  • Novel Treatment Approved for 'Hairy Cell' Leukemia

  • Why Fewer Blacks and Hispanics Survive Some Childhood Cancers

  • Study Confirms Added Cancer Risk for Diabetics, Especially Women

  • Tibsovo Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

  • Many Childhood Cancer Survivors in Denial About Future Health Risks

  • Generic Drugs Don't Always Push Prices Down

  • New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Wide Range of Tumors

  • Zelboraf Approved for Rare Blood Cancer

  • Are You Sure That's What the Doctor Said About Your Leukemia?

  • FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy
    Yescarta fights a type of lymphoma; move is heralded as helping open 'new era' in medical care

  • FDA OKs Return of Once-Withdrawn Leukemia Drug
    At lower dose, Mylotarg extended survival against a certain type of blood cancer

  • FDA OKs 1st Gene Therapy for Use in U.S.
    It transforms a patient's immune system cells to fight a form of leukemia

  • First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.
    For certain people with blood/bone marrow cancer

  • New Treatment Approved for Deadly Blood Cancer
    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

  • Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant
    Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early

  • New Treatment Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    Vyxeos combines two previously approved drugs

  • Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Graft Versus Host Disease
    A deadly condition that affects some stem cell patients

  • Idhifa Approved for Some With Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    For adults with specific genetic mutation

  • FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.
    Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

  • Can Drug Company Perks Sway Cancer Docs' Prescriptions?
    Even relatively small payments seemed to make a difference, researchers report

  • Publicly Funded Cancer Trials Gained Americans 3 Million More Years
    Study looked at data stretching from 1956 and 2016

  • Cancer Drug Helps Some Kids With Rare Type of Leukemia
    Dasatinib prolonged survival in chronic myeloid leukemia patients, study says

  • Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?
    Small study suggests a new approach might one day help those with uncontrolled lung disease

  • Rydapt Approved for Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    A blood cancer that forms in the bone marrow

  • Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers
    Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds

  • Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy

  • Gleevec Keeps a Leukemia in Check for More Than a Decade: Study
    Plus, there's no evidence of safety concerns linked to long-term use of the drug, researchers say

  • Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia
    Tweaking T-cells from healthy donor allowed infants to reach remission, researchers report

  • Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing
    Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

  • Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia
    Made by combining immune cells, cancer cells, it's kept some study patients in remission for nearly 5 years

  • Experimental Immune Cell Rx Shows Promise for Leukemia
    In preliminary trial, 4 out of 9 people with acute myeloid leukemia had complete remission

  • Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC
    Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

  • For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected
    Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

  • Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report
    But more needs to be done to battle tougher tumors, guard the health of survivors

  • Cord-Blood Transplants Show Promise in Leukemia Treatment
    Donors and recipients don't need to be a perfect match, researcher says

  • Radiologists Don't Face Higher Risk of Radiation-Related Death: Study
    Efforts to improve monitoring and protective equipment have paid off, experts say

  • Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's Disease
    Medication was generally found safe, and study findings hinted at a benefit

  • New Drug Shows Promise for Rare Blood Cancers
    Organ damage improved in 60 percent of patients with advanced systemic mastocytosis

  • Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women
    Study found no connection with men, further research is needed

  • Venclexta Approved for Specific Genetic Blood Cancer
    A form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • Generic Gleevec Will Likely Cut Millions in Health Costs
    Over 5 years, researchers estimate more than $9 million in insurance savings

  • Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?
    Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms

  • Simple Blood Test May Predict a Blood Cancer's Return
    Results might help doctors decide which patients need a stem cell transplant after chemo

  • Antibody May Lower Rejection Rates After Stem Cell Transplant in Leukemia Patients
    Study showed many were able to avoid graft-versus-host disease

  • End-of-Life Talk Often Comes Too Late for Blood Cancer Patients
    Study found most lymphoma, leukemia specialists don't discuss hospice care until death is imminent

  • Researchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer Treatment
    Family history of cancer, inherited gene mutation seem to raise chances of secondary malignancy

  • Childhood Cancer Tied to Raised Risk for Other Ills in Adult Life
    Study found upped odds for diabetes, autoimmune disorders decades later

  • Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study
    Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

  • Social Factors Affect Leukemia Survival
    Uninsured, unmarried, or those with a low income are more likely to die early, study says

  • Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk
    Indoor insecticides may increase chances of leukemia or lymphoma a bit, research review reports

  • She Had Leukemia 7,000 Years Ago
    Telltale signs in adult woman's bones point to first recorded case of the disease, scientists say

  • Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?
    Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study

  • Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer
    Treatment prolongs life for people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment
    Findings may allow more targeted therapy for the toughest cases, researchers say

  • Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk: Study
    Effect was not seen in men, and held even after researchers factored out a lack of exercise

  • Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized
    Study finds rate is twice as high for some cancers

  • Another Genetic Error Linked to Childhood Leukemia
    Researchers find gene variant associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

  • Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35
    Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

  • 2 Drugs Show Promise Against Blood Cancers
    Ibrutinib, obinutuzumab slowed progression of common leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma

  • Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study
    It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests

  • Kids Born to Older Dads May Face Risk of Blood Cancers
    But study only showed association, not cause-and-effect link

  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks
    Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

  • Contagious Leukemia Killing East Coast Clams
    Scientists 'astonished' by the finding

  • New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay
    In study, brentuximab extended time patients survived without further progression of the blood cancer

  • Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds
    But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

  • Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 kids over 10 years

  • Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk
    Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds

  • Screening Test Approved for Viruses That Cause Blood Cancer
    Screen looks for viruses tied to a number of blood cancers or abnormalities

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise in Small Trial
    Nivolumab harnesses power of immune system to attack cancer in patients who've failed other therapy

  • Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia
    Drug sanctioned for rapidly-growing form of bone marrow cancer

  • Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows
    Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk

  • Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study
    Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy

  • Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows
    Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

  • Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With a Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer
    But, some advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients relapsed, study finds

  • Gene Therapy Shows Potential for 'Bubble Boy' Disease
    Newer treatment seems to have less risk of certain cancer, researchers say

  • Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia
    Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds

  • Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds
    Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry

  • Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer
    But label warns drug may be toxic to liver

  • Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
    No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

  • Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study
    These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

  • Scientists Get Closer to the Stem Cells That May Drive Cancers
    Researchers say a rare and unique tumor cell appears to help a form of blood cancer mutate and spread

  • Experimental Drug May Boost Leukemia Survival, Without Chemo
    Idelalisib is being fast-tracked for FDA approval for use in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • Experimental Therapy Shows Promise Against Type of Adult Leukemia
    Genetic tweak of patient's immune cells boosted chances of remission in advanced cases

  • Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests
    Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

  • Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Chronic Leukemia
    Drug inhibits enzyme that spurs cancer growth

  • Body's Immune System Destroys Would-Be Cancer Cells Daily: Study
    Researchers tracked the quick elimination of mutant cells that can cause blood tumors

  • Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News
    While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

  • New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia
    Study found adding new drug obinutuzumab extended remission in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice
    Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

  • 80 Percent of Cancer Docs Have Faced Drug Shortages: Survey
    Many report using substitute chemo meds or delaying treatment

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia, Other Blood Cancers
    In many patients in early trials, turning T-cells into cancer fighters sent disease into remission

  • Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women
    Researchers say hormones might play role in link, but don't know why

  • Kids' Cancer Treatments May Cause Heart Trouble, Study Says
    Changes in arteries seen while still in childhood

  • Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy?
    Unusual case report details how 10-year-old boy was treated for leukemia and lost sensitivity to peanuts

  • Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers
    Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

  • IVF Conception Doesn't Seem to Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: Study
    British researchers followed more than 100,000 children for 17 years

  • A Father and Daughter's Race to Beat Leukemia
    Man behind the idea of runs to raise money for research recalls his child's battle with blood cancer

  • Gazyva Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    A cancer of the blood and bone marrow

  • Even With Equal Care, Racial Disparity Persists in Blood Cancer, Study Finds
    Blacks with chronic lymphocytic leukemia fare worse than whites

  • Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk
    Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

  • Gene Discovery May Offer Breakthrough for Rare Leukemia
    Study found drug used for one condition also targets genes affecting different blood disorder

  • Scientists Pinpoint Most Major Genes Behind Deadly Blood Cancer
    Say they now have the 'playbook' for battling acute myeloid leukemia

  • Water Pipe No Safer Than Cigarettes: Study
    'Hookahs' expose people to higher levels of carbon monoxide and benzene, researchers say

  • Soaring Prices Keep Leukemia Drugs From Patients, Experts Say
    $100,000-a-year meds seen as obstacle to treatment

  • New Strategy Helps Young Lymphoma Patients Avoid Radiation Treatment
    Approach resulted in high remission rates without the risks tied to radiotherapy, researchers say

  • Immune Therapy Shows Early Promise for Advanced Leukemia
    Patient's own cells are genetically engineered for use in treatment, study finds

  • Gene Mutations Appear Key to Childhood Leukemia Risk, Study Says
    Findings may help explain higher rates among Hispanics

  • Scientists ID Antibody That Might Boost Cancer Therapy
    Early study found 'ESK1' had effect on protein within cancer cells

  • Stars Pedal Hard to Help Fight Rare Cancers
    SNL's Seth Meyers, N.Y. Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich biked Sunday to raise money for the cause

  • Leukemia Patients Get Treatment Boost From Donors' Immune Cells
    Small, early study may have found a way to help marrow transplants work without immune troubles

  • Cancer Chemotherapy Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Leukemia
    But the risk to any one patient is small, experts said, and treatments can be altered to minimize hazard

  • Hoping to Ease Shortage, FDA Fast-Tracks Generic Form of Cancer Drug
    Agency says new availability of doxorubicin will help people battling malignancy

  • Gleevec's Latest Approval is for Pediatric Cancer
    Drug blocks proteins that fuel cancer-cell development

  • Iclusig Approved for Rare Leukemias
    Blocks proteins that spur cancer development

  • Blood Cancer Patients May Benefit From New Transplant Technique
    Cord-blood expansion method could speed recovery, researchers say

  • Synribo Approved to Treat Rare Leukemia
    If other treatments haven't stopped CML's progression

  • Study Sees Link Between Prolonged Formula Feeding, Leukemia Risk
    But the research only uncovered an association, it didn't prove cause and effect

  • Blood or Bone Marrow Better for Stem Cell Transplants?
    Study found no survival differences, but blood cells may be associated with more chronic side effects

  • Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests
    Many popular films use death as plot device even though survival is much improved, researcher says

  • Young Children Treated for Cancer May Be at Risk for PTSD: Study
    Procedures, treatments should be kid-friendly, painless as possible, researchers say

  • Bosulif Approved for Rare Leukemia
    Primarily caused by genetic mutation

  • Marqibo Approved for Rare Leukemia
    Sanctioned as an orphan drug

  • HIV Drug May Prevent Bone Marrow Transplant Complication
    The drug, maraviroc, protects against graft-versus-host disease in the liver and gut

  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Stem Cells
    Bone marrow cells must be wiped out to improve cure rates, researchers say

  • TV Anchor Robin Roberts Has Rare Bone Marrow Disorder
    MDS, which might be tied to Roberts' prior cancer treatment, requires bone marrow transplant

  • Child CT Scans Might Up Risk of Brain Cancer, Leukemia
    Although the risk is small, radiation doses should be kept low, experts say

  • Leukemia Deadlier for Teens, Young Adults Than Younger Kids: Study
    More resistant disease, toxic treatments take their toll on older patients, study says

  • 'Rediscovered' Lymphoma Drug Helps Double Survival: Study
    Patients who got bendamustine plus another med also had fewer side effects

  • Experimental Drug Helps Fight Some Childhood Cancers, Study Finds
    Targeted therapy is effective, has few side effects, but larger trials needed, researchers say

  • Study: Gene Therapy for HIV Safe, But Effectiveness Still Unclear
    Patients doing well a decade later but virus itself not eradicated

  • Study Shows New Option for Kids With Tough-to-Treat Leukemia
    Some cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia may not require bone marrow transplant, researchers say

  • Drugs Previously Thought to Be Toxic May Stop Spread of Cancer
    Medications target cancer stem cells, which are resistant to most other drugs, study says

  • Detailed Gene Scan Might Help Guide Leukemia Treatment
    Study found different mutations predicted prognosis in AML patients

  • Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates Reach 90 Percent
    Death rates from acute lymphoblastic leukemia dropped substantially, 15-year study finds

  • New Drug May Help Fight Rare Bone Marrow Disorder
    Jakafi won't cure myelofibrosis, but it improves quality of life, studies find

  • FDA Moves to Head Off Shortages of 2 Cancer Drugs
    Methotrexate highly effective against childhood leukemia; Doxil treats ovarian cancer

  • FDA Thinks Shortage of Cancer Drug for Kids Can Be Averted
    Supplies of methotrexate, used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia, down to 2 weeks, doctors say

  • DNA Damage From Chemo May Help Spur Leukemia's Return
    The treatment can achieve acute myeloid leukemia remission, but better options needed, experts say

  • 40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'
    In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

  • Birth Defects Seem Rare in Kids of Childhood Cancer Survivors
    Findings should reassure parents, doctors say

  • More Aggressive Chemo May Help Younger Lymphoma Patients: Study
    High-dose combination therapy boosts disease-free survival but raises side-effect risk

  • Erwinaze Approved for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
    A rare form of blood cancer

  • 'Mini' Stem Cell Transplant May Help Seniors With Blood Cancer
    One-third of study patients over 60 had improved overall 5-year survival, researchers report

  • Leukemia Survivor Credits Her Life to Tiny Blood Donors
    Cord blood donation moves her from imminent death to 'good to go'

  • Death Rate Higher in Minorities With Acute Leukemia
    Yet blacks and Hispanics are less likely to get the disease

  • Gene Therapy Fights a Tough-to-Treat Leukemia: Study
    Success against chronic lymphocytic leukemia hints at possible use on other tumors, experts say

  • Growing Up Near Livestock Tied to Blood Cancers
    Risk was three times higher for people raised on a poultry farm, New Zealand study finds

  • Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk
    Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

  • More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study
    But disparity mirrors differences in incidence, not ability to fight disease, researchers say

  • Chronic Tylenol Use May Be Linked to Blood Cancer, Study Suggests
    Taking it most days of the week for years might increase risk, researchers say

  • Most Leukemia Patients Recover From 'Chemo Brain' After Transplant: Study
    But nearly 42 percent had memory, motor skills issues that lingered 5 years post-treatment

  • U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall
    Report suggests that better screening, diagnosis and treatments are paying off

  • Leukemia Patients Taking Gleevec Achieve 'Normal' Death Rate
    Study finds they die no faster than people in the general population

  • Less Is More With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Drug
    Study finds lower doses of cytarabine as effective, with fewer side effects, as standard dose

  • Marrow Donation From Teenage Stranger Saves Man's Life
    Random cheek swab yields near-perfect match for leukemia victim

  • Cancer Cells May Be Able to Urge Their Own Death
    Study suggests that harnessing this trait could improve treatments

  • Gene Activity May Affect Acute Myeloid Leukemia Outcome
    Highly active genes in leukemic stem cells linked to poor response to therapy, raised risk of death

  • Docs Claim Transplant Cured Man of HIV, But Experts Urge Caution
    Treatment has beat back virus for 3 years but may be too risky, impractical for widespread use

  • Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival
    Drugs seem to benefit patients with multiple myeloma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers say

  • Gene Therapy Corrected Rare Bleeding Disorder: Study
    But one of 10 boys developed leukemia, possibly from treatment, researchers say

  • Gene Mutations Seem to Make a Leukemia More Deadly
    Study found patients with acute myeloid leukemia who had the variant were more likely to die quickly

  • Sprycel Approval Expanded to Include Rare Leukemia
    Drug believed to hinder proteins that encourage cancer growth

  • Some With Once-Deadly Leukemia Can Take a Break From Gleevec
    Small minority of CML patients went off the drug for 2 years with no sign of recurrence

  • 3 or More X-Rays May Raise Leukemia Risk Among Kids: Study
    But overall danger remains extremely low, researchers point out

  • Experimental Leukemia Drug Proves a Slam Dunk
    Former basketball player, Ray Johnston, beating long odds with his rock band in Dallas

  • Radiation Exposure Raises Likelihood of Second Cancer
    Japanese who developed a cancer after atomic bomb blast at high risk of developing another, study finds

  • Recession Causing Cancer Patients to Quit Life-Extending Drugs
    3 patients taking pricey Gleevec gave it up, prompting their tumors' return, doctors report

  • Radiation for Childhood Cancer Can Boost Risk of Stillbirth Later
    Study found when woman's uterus, ovaries had been exposed at young age, risk was up to 12 times greater

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise With 'Bubble Boy' Disease
    Researchers report some success 10 years after treatment, although some patients developed cancer

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Keeps Falling: Report
    American Cancer Society statistics suggest earlier detection, better treatment paying off

  • Obesity Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asia-Pacific Region
    But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

  • Study Clears Cell Phone Towers of Childhood Cancer Connection
    Proximity during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise risk of leukemia, brain tumors, researchers say

  • Tasigna Approval Widened to Include Early Stages of Rare Leukemia
    But users are at greater risk of heart disorder

  • Newer Drugs Beat Gleevec in Head-to-Head Trials
    More chronic myeloid leukemia patients responded to Sprycel and Tasigna than Gleevec

  • Green Tea Compound Slowed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Researchers caution finding was preliminary, effect seen only in early stages of disease

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Health Problems Throughout Life
    More likely to struggle with medical issues as adults, analysis finds

  • Genetic Pattern May Predict Leukemia Relapse
    Children could be screened, treated more aggressively if deemed at risk, researchers say

  • Drinking While Pregnant Tied to Rare Leukemia in Offspring
    There's no safe amount of alcohol for women during this time, experts say

  • Imaging Costs Soar for Medicare Cancer Patients
    Whether more scans are wasteful or improve outcomes isn't known, experts say

  • Rituxan Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    A cancer of the blood and bone marrow

  • High Rates of Childhood Leukemia Seen in Iraq Province
    Cases in Basra more than doubled over 15 years, research shows

  • Stem Cell, Bone Marrow Transplants Both Benefit Leukemia Patients
    Little difference in survival found 10 years after therapies, study says

  • Some Childhood Cancer Survivors Face More Challenges at School
    Radiation to head for brain and other cancers linked to educational deficits, study finds

  • Study Suggests Way to 'Mop Up' Leukemia Cells
    Vaccine beats back cancer left behind after treatment, researchers say

  • Experimental Drug May Help in Brain, Prostate Cancers
    Study finds that imetelstat targets mechanism that allows cancer cells to divide

  • Herb May Counter Liver Damage From Chemo
    Milk thistle appears to reduce liver inflammation in cancer patients, researchers say

  • Formaldehyde May Endanger Funeral Workers
    Leukemia risk is found to increase with longer exposure to embalming fluids

  • Leukemia Drug May Help Some Ovarian Cancer Patients
    Sprycel limited the growth of cancer cells in lab study

  • Istodax Approved for Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
    It's a disfiguring cancer affecting the skin

  • Arzerra Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Affects some 16,000 people annually

  • Mother's Cancer Can Pass to Fetus
    Genetic analysis is first proof this rare phenomenon occurs, scientists say

  • Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Never Marry
    Certain forms of disease, treatment linked to greater likelihood of remaining single, study finds

  • Leukemia Drug in High Dose Helps Survival
    Two trials find daunorubicin benefits certain subsets of patients

  • Leukemia Cells May Hide in Fat Tissue
    Finding explains why obese children have higher relapse rates, researchers say

  • Treating Childhood Leukemia With Fewer Side Effects
    Dutch researchers skip radiation treatments, some chemo but add corticosteroid

  • Steady Improvements Seen for Young Blood Cancer Patients
    Survival has significantly increased, research shows

  • Treatment May Limit Graft-Versus-Host Disease
    Problem in stem-cell transplants is common when donor, recipient are not related

  • Exercise May Help in Leukemia Recovery
    Small study finds physical activity reduces depression and fatigue

  • Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young
    Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds

  • 9/11 Responders May Be At Raised Myeloma Risk
    Cases are appearing at a younger age than is normal, researchers note

  • Genome of Leukemia Patient Reveals Common Mutations
    Findings could help scientists understand genetic basis of cancer

  • Certain Arthritis, Crohn's Drugs May Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: FDA
    Agency strengthens 'black box' warning on medicines such as Enbrel, Remicade

  • Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease
    Study finds possible increased risk of both conditions among Vietnam vets

  • Molecule Helps Leukemia Cells Hide From Immune System
    Discovery might lead to new strategies to fight the disease, researchers say

  • New Drug Could Work Against Leukemia
    Researchers see promise for treatment of AML and other cancers

  • For Kids With Leukemia, Radiation May Be Safe to Skip
    Today's chemotherapy regimen often is enough, study finds

  • Genes May Raise Risk of Neuroblastoma in Kids
    Finding sheds light on cause of lethal cancer, expert says

  • Taking Aim at Relapse of Leukemia in Kids
    Researchers say discovery could lead to lifesaving drugs

  • Donor Stem-Cell Transplant Best For Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    People in all risk groups, but especially those with poor and intermediate risk of survival, benefit most, researchers say

  • Immune-Based Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise
    Similar patient-tailored approaches may work for skin, stomach and other cancers, researchers say

  • Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Checking for Second Malignancies
    Another study found some also suffer PTSD years after treatment

  • Leukemia Risk From MS Drug May Be Up
    But few options require balancing dangers and benefits, experts say

  • Gene Studies Reveal Cancer's Secrets
    Key alterations hold clues to blood, bladder and ovarian malignancies, researchers say

  • Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer
    Folic acid supplements, smoking and genetics are among research targets

  • Chemo Combo Shows Promise Against Ovarian Cancer
    Lab-based study focused on certain types of malignancies

  • Scientists Gain Insight Into Blood Cancer's Progression
    Findings for chronic myeloid leukemia may have wider implications, researchers say

  • One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line
    Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study

  • Signs of Leukemia Show Up Years Before Diagnosis
    Study suggests abnormal blood cells hold clues to start of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • In Kids, Genes May Affect Leukemia Treatment
    Finding could help tailor therapy regimen to individuals, experts say

  • Childhood Leukemia Subtype Resists Treatment
    Those with rare gene have disease relapse often within 5 years of apparent remission

  • Heart Drug May Be a Cancer Fighter
    Digoxin, used to treat heart failure, slowed cell growth, study says

  • Gene Governs Response to Leukemia Chemotherapy
    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is most common pediatric cancer

  • Cancer Medicine Advances on Many Fronts
    New drug approvals, more targeted therapies the highlights of 2008

  • Mozobil Boosts Stem Cells Before Bone Marrow Transplants
    Could help people with certain forms of blood cancer

  • Experimental Drug Fights Bone Marrow Cancers
    There are currently no FDA-approved treatments for these malignancies

  • Higher Chemo Drug Dose Prolongs Lives of Leukemia Patients
    Side effects similar to those seen with standard dose of daunorubicin, study shows

  • Genes May Predict Lymphoma Treatment Outcome
    Screens might be used to determine which patients will benefit, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Rate-Death Rate Combo Drops for 1st Time
    But smoking-related cancers continue to rise in some regions of country, report finds

  • First-Ever Mapping of Cancer Patient's Genome
    Study of leukemia patient's DNA may lead to routine gene scans, experts say

  • New Advances Could Battle Cancer Cell by Cell
    Flow cytometry illuminates signaling protein pathways, study says

  • New Test Detects Rare Leukemia More Quickly
    Researchers also found technique could track response to treatments

  • Signaling Protein Could Be Target for Leukemia Chemo
    GSK3 apparently plays double role in activating and inhibiting cell growth, study finds

  • Survival Rates Improve for Kids With Blood Cancers
    Advancements in treatment likely behind continued upswing, study concludes

  • Combination Therapy Helps to Combat Myeloma
    Adding Velcade to standard drug therapy prolonged survival, study finds

  • Methadone Kills Resistant Leukemia Cells
    Low doses of drug used to treat opioid addiction worked without toxic effects, study finds

  • Thalidomide Continues to Show Benefits Against Myeloma
    The once-notorious drug aiding certain patients with the blood cancer

  • Scientists Find Way to Dim Cancer Switch
    Research could pave the way for better treatments of certain malignancies

  • Cancer Drug Gleevec Could Fight Stroke
    It might extend the effectiveness of clot-busting tPA, researchers say

  • One Gene May Be Key to Myeloma
    The discovery holds promise as a treatment target for this diverse disease, experts say

  • Cancer Drug Gleevec Linked to Muscle Damage
    French researchers say the problem can probably strike small percentage of patients

  • Blood Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Lupus
    Experiments with mice found Velcade reduced dangerous autoantibodies

  • U.S. Childhood Cancers Vary by Sex, Region
    Pediatric malignancies are more common in the Northeast, and boys are at higher risk than girls, study finds

  • New Therapy Kills Human Leukemia Cells in Mice
    Technique expands natural killer cells in cord blood more than 30-fold

  • Genetic Changes May Dictate Course of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    Findings could help determine which therapies will benefit certain patients

  • Treanda Treats Rare Cancer
    Chemotherapy drug approved for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • Gleevec May Disrupt Ovarian Function
    Benefits still outweigh potential infertility risks, experts say

  • Cancer Death Rates Still Declining
    But report notes rate of decrease slowed from 2004 to 2005, with 5,424 more deaths

  • Obesity Raises Cancer Risk
    British study details differences between genders, ethnic groups

  • Sorafenib Slows Growth of Some Leukemias
    Drug shows potential for patients with specific gene mutations, researchers find

  • Teens, Young Adults Missing Out on Latest Cancer Advances
    Treatment gap between pediatric and adult cancer care one reason why, study reports

  • Study Gets Closer to Origins of Leukemia
    Targeting a mutated cell might bring better treatments, researchers say

  • Class of Chemotherapy Drugs Helps Certain Breast Cancer Patients
    Anthracyclines increase survival for HER2-positive tumors, but not negative ones, analysis finds

  • Researchers Find Great Granddaddy of All Blood Cells
    Discovery could yield targeted treatments for leukemia, bone marrow transplants

  • Possible Cure for Rare Lymphoma Reported
    Other blood cancer treatment advances announced at hematology meeting

  • Tasigna Approved for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    For people resistant to other therapies

  • Thalidomide Improves Outcomes for Older Myeloma Patients
    Adding the drug to standard chemo boosted survival, study found

  • Gene Test Could Boost Myeloma Treatment
    Certain DNA influences who'll respond best to therapy, scientists say

  • Use Two Drugs at Once to Beat Leukemia: Study
    Simultaneous Gleevec plus Sprycel works best against chronic myeloid leukemia, researchers say

  • Bone Marrow May Give Rise to Blood Cancers
    The birthplace of blood cells could be a source of malignancy, research suggests

  • Umbilical Cord Beats Marrow for Leukemia Transplants
    Patients get equal survival benefit, even with less-than-perfect match, study finds

  • Disparities Persist in Cancer Care
    Studies show racial, socioeconomic gaps continue with breast, childhood cancers

  • Targeted Cancer Therapies Continue to Impress
    Sprycel, Avastin battling back blood, kidney cancers, research shows

  • Most Errors in Pediatric Chemo Make It to Patients
    Dispensing, administration mistakes were most likely cause, study found

  • Experts Outline Use of Bisphosphonates Against Myeloma
    New guidelines are meant to aid doctors treating the bone marrow cancer

  • Myeloma Drug Works Better at Lower Dose
    Survival improved so much that U.S. trial was stopped early

  • Childhood Leukemia Survivors at Long-Term Risk of Second Cancer
    Odds for a variety of tumors kept rising in 30-year study

  • Study Compares Stem Cell Transplants for Myeloma
    For younger patients, a transplant from a compatible donor boosts survival

  • Cancer Drug May Turn Immune System Against Tumors
    It's a new strategy in fighting malignancy, researchers say

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Increased Sarcoma Risk
    They were nine times more likely to develop secondary malignancy, study finds

  • Infection-Fighting Cancer Treatment Could Boost Leukemia Risk
    But the benefits of growth factors may outweigh the concerns, experts say

  • gkin's Disease Treatment Raises Lifelong Heart Risk
    Survivors had more than double the rate of heart attack, study found

  • Health Tip: Donating Bone Marrow
    It can save someone's life

  • Test May Help Guide Blood Cancer Treatment
    Screen spots cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia most vulnerable to drug

  • Prostate Cancer Trial Halted Due to 3 Cases of Leukemia
    Side effect of chemotherapy wasn't completely unexpected, one expert says

  • 3-Drug Regimen Is New Tool in Leukemia Fight
    Study finds therapy produces significant gains against blood, bone marrow cancers

  • Survivors of Childhood Leukemia Faring Well
    More than 90 percent who are alive five years after treatment are still alive 20 years later

  • Gleevec Continues to Beat Blood Cancer
    89 percent of CML patients have survived for 5 years, study finds

  • Some Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Face Long-Term Risk
    Leukemia patients almost twice as likely to develop a solid cancer within 10 years

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Leukemia
    Signs that you should see a doctor

  • Firefighters at High Risk for Cancer
    Airborne toxins raise their risk over time, study suggests

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Long-Term Stroke Risk
    Actual risk is low but still 4 times that of general population, study finds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Not Raise Cancer Risk
    Study found no increased danger for people taking newer TNF blockers

  • Medication Errors Common in Kids' Leukemia Treatment
    Complicated medication regimens appear to be the reason, researchers contend

  • Chemotherapy in Childhood Can Bring Adult Heart Woes
    Researchers are seeking ways to prevent this long-term complication

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Menopause
    Treatment-related ovarian damage may be to blame, researchers say

  • FDA Grants Swift Approval to New Leukemia Drug
    Sprycel benefits patients resistant to other drugs, including Gleevec

  • Sprycel Sanctioned for Rare Leukemia
    When standard therapy fails

  • New Leukemia Drugs Help Those Who Fail Gleevec
    Sprycel, Tasigna are closing the net on chronic myelogenous leukemia

  • Geography Key to Hodgkin's Disease Outcomes
    European patients fare worse than those in U.S., study finds

  • Gene Technology Spots Burkitt's Lymphoma
    Until now, it's often been confused with another blood cancer

  • Molecular Therapies Tackle Blood Cancers
    Research finds Gleevec and thalidomide prolong the lives of many patients

  • Cancer Drug Gleevec Can Interfere With Bone Growth
    Newly discovered side effect won't prevent use of lifesaving medication, study says

  • Longer Drug Therapy Helps Bone Marrow Disease Patients
    'Maintenance' treatment with decitabine may improve MDS outcomes, study finds

  • Drug Eases Bone Marrow Cancer Burden
    Decitabine boosts quality of life for MDS patients, study finds

  • Experts Debate Thalidomide's Promise Against Myeloma
    Two studies show a benefit, but offer conflicting results on patient survival

  • Thalidomide Gives Boost to Myeloma Therapy
    Once-maligned drug is proving a friend to those fighting blood cancer

  • Combo Therapy Fights AIDS-Linked Lymphoma
    HIV-positive cancer patients fared as well as those without the virus, study found

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Won't Boost Lymphoma Risk
    Instead, study suggests disease-linked inflammation explains patients' heightened risk

  • Protein Yields Blood Cancer Clues
    Findings could further research into acute myeloid leukemia

  • Medicine Winning the War Against Childhood Blood Cancer
    Cure rate for kids with acute lymphoblastic leukemia could soon reach 90 percent, experts say

  • Green Tea Extract May Fight Leukemia
    But the research is very preliminary, experts caution

  • Gleevec Stops Leukemia Over Long Term
    Remission approaches five years for most patients with chronic myeloid leukemia

  • Vaccinating Bone Marrow Donor Helps Protect Recipient
    It shields patients from a deadly pneumonia, sudy finds

  • Gene Profile Predicts Leukemia's Course
    Test may help doctors spot aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • Jekyll-Hyde Protein May Contribute to Leukemia
    Study with mice cells could lead to new treatment options, study suggests

  • Marrow Transplant Technique May Help Blood Cancer Patients
    In small study, new approach rendered the procedure much less toxic

  • Stem Cell Transplant Can Leave Long-Term Health Woes
    These effects are non-life-threatening but should be monitored, experts say

  • Stem Cell Transplant Bests Chemo for Common Childhood Leukemia
    Five-year survival rates were better than with high-dose chemotherapy, study says

  • Myeloid Leukemia Risk Linked to Obesity
    Association not seen with other types of leukemia, study says

  • New Approach Works Against Leukemia, Lymphoma
    Using stem cells from two umbilical cords a breakthrough for adult patients

  • Experts Offer Info on Lymphoma Radiation Treatments
    Brochures from cancer radiologists' group help patients with options

  • Thalidomide Helps Combat Multiple Myeloma
    Once-banned drug aids dexamethasone to improve stem cell therapy, study says

  • Aging Stem Cells Linked to Leukemia in Elderly
    Study found they increased risk of infection, disease

  • rug Combos Team Up Against Myeloma
    New agent shuts off another escape route for the deadly cancer, researchers report

  • Technique May Ensure Boys' Fertility After Leukemia
    Pre-treatment removal of sperm stem cells offers hope, mouse study suggests

  • Drug Extends Survival for Multiple Myeloma Patients
    In study, 80 percent of participants were alive one year later

  • Power Lines-Leukemia Debate Lingers
    Study shows slight increase in risk, but magnetic fields may not be to blame

  • Lower Doses of Chemo Effective in Children
    Study based on patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

  • Children With Soft-Tissue Cancers Face Risk of More Tumors
    Survivors treated with chemotherapy and radiation at greater risk, study finds

  • Day Care at Early Age May Cut Leukemia Risk
    Exposure to common infections seems to protect against disease, study finds

  • Knocking Out Leukemia With a One-Two Punch
    Scientists say they've found a new treatment target for CML

  • New Leukemia Drug Overcomes Gleevec Resistance
    A study finds 90 percent of resistant CML patients responding to AMN107

  • Report: Set Federal Standards for Cord Blood Banks
    Stored umbilical cord blood an increasingly useful source of stem cells

  • Web-Based Cancer Research Reaps Reward
    Online appeal to patients helps ID bone marrow cancer gene

  • Smoking During Pregnancy May Up Child Leukemia Risk
    But experts caution findings are far from conclusive

  • Compound Fights Gleevec-Resistant Leukemia
    AMN107 shows promise in animal trials, researchers say

  • Leukemia Drug Eyed for Kaposi's Sarcoma
    Gleevec can shrink skin tumors linked to HIV/AIDS

  • Leukemia Cells Surprise Researchers
    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells die off, are reborn at faster rate than believed

  • Thalidomide-like Drug Benefits Some With Blood Disorder
    Reduces need for transfusions for those with myelodysplastic syndromes, study says

  • Compound Might Aid Leukemia Patients Resistant to Gleevec
    Human trials could begin by middle of year, researcher says

  • Healthful Diet Urged for Kids Undergoing Chemo
    Treatment lowers antioxidant, nutrient levels

  • Gleevec a Cost-Effective Treatment
    Study finds high price of drug balanced by expected survival increase in patients

  • Drug Treats Painful Side Effect of Chemotherapy
    Thwarts debilitating mouth sores

  • Drug Eases Painful Effect of Cancer Therapy
    Cuts frequency, duration of common mouth sores

  • Leukemia Vaccine Shows Early Promise
    Larger studies to begin next year, researchers report

  • Leukemia Drug Gleevec Continues to Amaze
    Nearly 5 years after its introduction, most patients still doing well

  • Risks Seen in Low Exposure to Benzene
    Study: Blood cells harmed even below U.S. worker standards

  • Umbilical Cord Blood Could Treat Leukemia
    It's a viable option for patients waiting for transplant

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk
    Study finds relative rate higher in radiation patients

  • Alzheimer's Drugs May Fight Rare Leukemia
    Seek out enzyme that's key to both diseases

  • New Drug Treats Fungal Infections in Cancer Patients
    Fewer side effects allow for more aggressive therapies

  • Cancer Drug Stalls Rare Skin Cancer
    Small study finds Gleevec effective in treating dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

  • Arsenic May Fight Rare Leukemia
    90% of patients treated with pesticide went into remission

  • New Drug Treatments Offer Hope to Leukemia Patients
    'Targeted' therapies prevent cells from reproducing uncontrollably

  • Scientists Shut Off Leukemia Gene in Mice
    Hope new drugs target molecule that control cancer-cell survival

  • Turmeric May Guard Against Childhood Leukemia
    Second study finds oranges and bananas may confer similar benefit

  • Test Predicts Course of Rare Leukemia
    Finding could lead the way to more targeted CLL treatment

  • Does Benzene Cause Childhood Leukemia?
    More study needed on this gasoline component, researchers say

  • New Trick Improves Odds in Bone Marrow Transplants
    Knocking out key enzyme helps healthy stem cells thrive

  • Targeted Therapy May Fight Leukemia
    Study centers on stem cells that trigger cancerous growth

  • Genes for Leukemia Drug Resistance Identified
    Finding called important step in search for childhood cancer cure

  • Depression May Explain Fatigue of Cancer Patients
    Study finds it could be bigger factor than the physical side effects of disease

  • New Drug Battles Gleevec Resistance
    Can help leukemia patients who don't respond

  • Blood Infection a Threat to Cancer Patients
    Death risk five times higher for those with complication in hospital

  • Drug Prevents Downside of Cancer Miracle
    Prevents heart damage in childhood leukemia survivors