Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News

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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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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.

AML study correlates gene mutations with 34 disease subgroups

March 23, 2017 - 13:00
A large, new study of adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with five subtypes of AML, which are defined by the presence of specific chromosomal...

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors at high risk of second cancers

March 14, 2017 - 13:00
Patients who are cured of Hodgkin lymphoma are at a high risk of developing a second type of cancer, particularly if they have a family history of the disease, a major new study reports.

A new way to reset gene expression in cancer cells shows promise for leukemia treatment

March 9, 2017 - 07:00
New findings from Rockefeller University researchers could guide the development of potent combination therapies that deliver more effective and durable treatment of leukemia.

Early deaths from childhood cancer up to 4 times more common than previously reported

March 8, 2017 - 07:00
Treatments for childhood cancers have improved to the point that 5-year survival rates are over 80 percent.

Gluten may trigger lymphoma in some celiac disease patients

March 4, 2017 - 07:00
New research shows how, in a small group of people with celiac disease, the consumption of gluten may trigger chemicals which in turn cause lymphoma.

Combination of ground-breaking treatments offer powerful new path for blood cancer therapies

March 2, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at Monash University and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have identified for the first time how a new class of epigenetic drug engages with the immune system to kill off cancer cells...

Study associates proximity to oil and gas development and childhood leukemia

February 17, 2017 - 13:00
Young Coloradans diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia are more likely to live in areas of high-density oil and gas development compared to young Coloradans diagnosed with other types of...

Immune system genes linked to most common type of leukaemia

February 7, 2017 - 07:00
People who inherit genetic variants affecting the function of their immune system are at increased risk of developing the most common form of leukaemia, a major new study reveals.

Study: Children, parents over-report leukemia treatment adherence

February 6, 2017 - 07:00
New research suggests that young patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) - the most common type of pediatric cancer - and their parents are likely to report to their physician that they took...

Research helps explain how B cell metabolism is controlled

January 24, 2017 - 13:00
B cells, the lymphocytes best known for making antibodies, live a complex life.

Research leads to new treatment recommendations for a high-risk pediatric leukemia

January 24, 2017 - 07:00
Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has identified three genetic alterations to help identify high-risk pediatric patients with acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) who may...

Baker's yeast enzyme could help treat leukemia, study suggests

January 18, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers reveal how an enzyme found in baker's yeast could offer a safer, more effective treatment option for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Inhibition of EZH2 might be new therapy of multiple myeloma

January 13, 2017 - 13:00
In a study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget, researchers from Uppsala University show how the protein EZH2 affects the development of multiple myeloma, and that inhibition of EZH2...

Halting lethal childhood leukemia

January 10, 2017 - 07:00
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the genetic driver of a rare and lethal childhood leukemia and identified a targeted molecular therapy that halts the proliferation of leukemic...