- The longer babies are fed formula, the greater their risk for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
- Health regulators on Tuesday approved a Pfizer Inc pill for a rare type of leukemia, another step in the company's effort to expand its oncology business.
- The young girl in the Dominican Republic who found herself in the center for the abortion debate there has passed away, CNN reports.
- Smoking increases risk of cancers associated with blood, bone marrow and the immune system in women, a new study shows.
- A new drug using a 'double hit' approach to stop the cancer from developing shows potential in leukemia treatment.
- The Fayez Sarofim Lymphoma Center will be the world’s first and only center committed to the specific research, care and treatment of children with lymphoma.
- A federal appeals court on Tuesday unanimously rejected a request from the federal government to reconsider a ruling that most bone marrow donors can be paid for their donations like blood donors.
- A drug being developed to help the immune system break down cancerous tumors has been found to shrink breast, bowel, prostate, ovarian, brain, bladder, liver and some blood cancers that have been transplanted into mice, according to a new study.
- As many as 74 percent of patients taking a widely prescribed class of oral cancer drugs are also on other medications that could decrease the effectiveness of the cancer treatment and increase the toxic side effects, according to a new study.
- Federal regulators approved two new suppliers of two cancer drugs that are currently in short supply, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday.
- Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a robotic device made from DNA that could potentially seek out specific cell targets within a complex mixture of cell types and deliver important molecular instructions, such as telling cancer cells to self-destruct. Inspired by the mechanics of the body's own immune system, the technology might one day be used to program immune responses to treat various diseases. The research findings appear in today's issue of Science.
- The son of singer Etta James recalled his mother's last moments on Friday, describing the experience as 'spiritual' as the singer who was known best for her rendition of 'at last' died on Thursday from complication of leukemia at the age of 73.
Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells called "blasts". Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of cell that forms part of the immune system. Typically, lymphomas present as a solid tumor of lymphoid cells.