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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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.

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...