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Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells, usually affecting the white blood cells, which causes these cells to not work properly. There are four main types of leukemia. Lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system. There are two main types of lymphoma. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that affects certain white blood cells called plasma cells.
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Scientists make breakthrough in reversing treatment resistance in blood cancer patients

July 19, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified why some people may become resistant to monoclonal antibodies, a common type of immunotherapy used in lymphoma treatment.

CAR T-cell therapy for leukemia leads to remissions in clinical trial

July 19, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center showed about 70 percent of patients with the most common adult leukemia had their tumors shrink or disappear following an experimental chimeric...

Human antibody bolsters cancer drug performance

July 1, 2017 - 07:00
Some patients do not respond to the cancer drug rituximab, but breaking research finds that the addition of a human antibody reduces this resistance.

The gene behind follicular lymphoma

June 29, 2017 - 13:00
EPFL scientists have discovered an important gene whose loss lies behind follicular lymphoma, an incurable cancer.

New antibody uses one-two punch to potentially treat blood cancers

June 27, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have developed a two-pronged approach to blood cancer treatment: 1) attacking cancer cells directly and/or 2) driving them from the nurturing bone marrow environment into the peripheral...

Protein network signals found to drive myeloid leukemias

June 16, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have uncovered how mutations in a protein network drive several high-risk leukemias, offering new prospects for novel therapies.

Precision therapy enasidenib effective in treating deadly form of leukemia

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Some patients with relapsed or treatment-resistant acute myeloid leukemia, a form of blood cancer for which there are few treatments, may achieve remission with an experimental targeted therapy...

Cannabinoids and chemotherapy in combination kill cancer cells

June 7, 2017 - 07:00
Certain chemicals in cannabis have a potent leukemia-fighting prowess. New research shows that the key to killing cancer is the combination and order.

Study leads to breakthrough in better understanding acute myeloid leukemia

May 24, 2017 - 16:00
A study led by the University of Birmingham has made a breakthrough in the understanding of how different genetic mutations cause acute myeloid leukaemia.

New test more effective at predicting survival in blood cancer patients

May 11, 2017 - 07:00
Technology that can detect the length of small DNA structures in cancer cells could hold the key to predicting the outcome of patients with two different types of blood cancer.

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have more severe coronary artery disease post chest irradiation

May 9, 2017 - 07:00
Findings support argument for coronary artery disease screening after irradiationHodgkin lymphoma survivors have more severe coronary artery disease 20 years after chest irradiation, according to...

FDA approves new combination treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

May 2, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Rydapt (midostaurin) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation...

'Outstanding' results announced from new blood cancer study

May 2, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have described new results of a blood cancer study as 'outstanding' in tackling previously untreatable forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

Scientists create leukaemia online tool to aid global search for cure

May 1, 2017 - 07:00
Finding a cure for a rare type of blood cancer could be accelerated by a new virtual platform that allows researchers easy access to data from patient samples generated by laboratories around the...

New study offers hope for more effective treatment of leukemia

April 17, 2017 - 07:00
The discovery of a protein signature that is highly predictive of leukemia could lead to novel treatments of the leading childhood cancer, according to new study showing that competition among...

Global inequalities in survival for childhood leukaemia persist, highlighting need for better care

April 13, 2017 - 07:00
Although global inequalities in survival from childhood leukaemia have narrowed, they still persist with five-year survival in some countries nearly twice as high as in others for children...

Method may help myeloma patients avoid painful biopsies

April 6, 2017 - 13:00
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, which are white blood cells produced in bone marrow that churn out antibodies to help fight infection.