Leukemia Drug Study Ends Early After It's Proven To Improve Survival

By | Tue, 01/07/2014 - 16:16

Pharmacyclics' cancer drug, Imbruvica, improved survival rates for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia — so much that an independent committee ended the study early.


Genetic Therapy Could Be The Future In Treating Leukemia, Blood Disorders

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:10

Some experimental genetic therapies — precision medicines — are proving to be both effective and safe for the treatment of blood disorder patients.

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Allergies Linked To Increased Blood Cancer Risk In Women

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 15:23

Women who have allergies, especially to allergens from plants, grass, and trees, could be at an increased risk for blood and bone marrow cancers.


Parents' Religious Beliefs Shouldn't Hinder Children's Treatment, Pediatricians Urge

By | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:23

Religious parents who deny their children necessary care should be subject to investigation and negligence lawsuits, pediatricians argue in a policy statement.

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4-Year-Old Girl Dies Of Leukemia Just 11 Days After Diagnosis

By | Fri, 10/25/2013 - 18:13

Alexia McArthur, 4-year-old girl, dies of leukemia just 11 days after her initial diagnosis.

Leukemia patients

IBM’s Watson To 'Advise' MD Anderson Cancer Center

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 14:26

MD Anderson Cancer Center has teamed up with IBM’s Watson cognitive computer system to aid its efforts in eradicating leukemia.


Nun Teaches Taekwondo To Children With Cancer

By | Tue, 10/15/2013 - 18:04

Linda Sim, the taekwondo-teaching nun, trains children fighting leukemia and brain tumors.

Sylvia Hatchell at the 2011 WBCA Convention in Indianapolis, IN

UNC Women's Basketball Coach Temporarily Steps Down After Leukemia Diagnosis

By | Tue, 10/15/2013 - 13:42

UNC women’s basketball coach, Sylvia Hatchell, temporarily steps down from her coaching duties to battle leukemia.

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FDA Suspends Trials For Leukemia Drug, Iclusig

By | Wed, 10/09/2013 - 10:26

As directed by the FDA, global oncology company Ariad suspended enrollment for a clinical trial on Iclusig.

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IVF Babies 33% More Likely To Have Childhood Cancer

By | Tue, 10/08/2013 - 11:41

IVF babies are a third more likely to develop childhood cancer.

NIU Quarterback Jordan Lynch

5-Year-Old With Leukemia Sacks NIU Quarterback [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:07

Zach Dacy's leukemia diagnosis was not enough to stop him from sacking NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch.

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7-Year-Old Boy Spends The Day As A Superhero, Fighting Crime And Leukemia

By | Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:29

Alex Lelenoa, a 7-year-old with leukemia, got to dress up like his favorite superhero and follow Batman around Anaheim while fighting crime.

Inspection of Fukushima Daiichi plant

Children Living Near Nuclear Power Plants Not At Increased Risk For Cancer

By | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 14:21

A recent British study finds that children living near nuclear power plants are not at an increased risk for cancer.


Ohio Hospital Fights To Treat 10-Year-Old With Cancer After Amish Parents Refuse Chemo

By | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 19:27

A 10-year-old Amish girl suffers from a very treatable form of lymphoma, but without treatment, she will likely die within a year, hospital officials say.


Sergio Branco, Leukemia Patient, Almost Died Over 26 Cents

By | Tue, 08/13/2013 - 17:51

Sergio Branco's premium check was 26 cents short. As a result, his healthcare plan was terminated only months before a life-saving $500,000 bone marrow transplant.