Leukemia

Leukemia
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.
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    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.
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    A compound produced from fish oils which apparently targets leukemia stem cells may lead to a cure for leukemia, according to a new study.
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    Researchers have found that drugs used to treat childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and other pediatric cancers may cause heart problems later in life.
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    New York University Cancer Institute researchers have discovered a new protein that can potentially produce a therapeutic effect for the most common and aggressive type of lymphoma in adults, Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.
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    Andy Whitfield star of 'Spartacus died in in Australia on Sunday following an eighteen month battle with a type of blood cancer called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • A paper published online on June 13 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org) identifies new gene mutations in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)—a disease often associated with lack of response to chemotherapy and poor overall survival.
  • In a significant breakthrough, investigators at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California, San Francisco, have been able to overcome resistance of a form of leukemia to targeted therapy, demonstrating complete eradication of the cancer in cell and animal studies.
  • Ray Johnston's goal in three years is for his band to sell out at the 1,600-seat House of Blues in Dallas. In eight years, he wants to pack the 6,400-seat Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, and by 2030, to play to tens of thousands of fans at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
  • The cancer cells that reign during relapses of an aggressive human leukemia are different from those that dominated the original disease, according to a paper published online on April 4 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org).
  • The first genome-wide study to demonstrate an inherited genetic basis for racial and ethnic disparities in cancer survival linked Native American ancestry with an increased risk of relapse in young leukemia patients. The work was done by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Children's Oncology Group (COG).
  • Cyndia Charfi, a Ph. D student in biology at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), supported by her thesis supervisors, Professor Éric Rassart, and Adjunct Professor Elsy Edouard, UQAM, Department of Biological Sciences and BIOMED Research Centre, made a major breakthrough in research on B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia, a disease that occurs most commonly in children.
  • Researchers at King's College London have discovered that leukaemic stem cells can be reversed to a pre-leukaemic stage by suppressing a protein called beta-catenin found in the blood.
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