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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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Bone marrow cancer: What you need to know

November 22, 2017 - 08:00
In this article, learn about the types of bone marrow cancer, including multiple myeloma, leukemia, and lymphomas. How are they diagnosed and treated?

Leukemia: Cancer cells killed off with diabetes drug

October 16, 2017 - 17:00
Researchers find that boosting fat cells in the bone marrow using a diabetes drug not only kills off leukemic cells, but it also regenerates healthy ones.

New compound kills cancer without harming healthy cells

October 9, 2017 - 17:00
A proof-of-concept study shows how a new compound selectively triggers cell suicide in acute myeloid leukemia cells without harming healthy cells.

Antibiotic identified that reduces infection risk in young leukemia patients

September 15, 2017 - 14:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers have identified an antibiotic that significantly reduced the odds of infections in children starting treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...

MDS symptoms: What are the signs of pre-leukemia?

September 15, 2017 - 13:00
MDS, or myelodysplastic syndrome, refers to a group of blood cancers. In this article, learn about the symptoms and complications of this disease.

Acute myeloid leukemia: Heart drugs may boost chemotherapy

August 31, 2017 - 17:00
Researchers find that drugs normally used to treat heart and blood vessel disease could also help to improve chemotherapy outcomes for patients with AML.

Acute myeloid leukemia: Heart drugs may boost chemotherapy

August 31, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers find that drugs normally used to treat heart and blood vessel disease could also help to improve chemotherapy outcomes for patients with AML.

FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States

August 31, 2017 - 14:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a historic action today making the first gene therapy available in the United States, ushering in a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other...

FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States

August 31, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a historic action today making the first gene therapy available in the United States, ushering in a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other...

Skin cancer and rashes: Cancerous and precancerous lesions

August 22, 2017 - 08:00
A rash can be a sign of skin cancer. Find out the differences between cancerous and non-cancerous rashes, and the types of cancer that cause them.

Skin cancer and rashes: Cancerous and precancerous lesions

August 22, 2017 - 07:00
A rash can be a sign of skin cancer. Find out the differences between cancerous and non-cancerous rashes, and the types of cancer that cause them.

Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing

August 17, 2017 - 17:00
New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer.

Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing

August 17, 2017 - 16:00
New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer.

Leukemia: Mushroom protein could be used in future treatments

August 13, 2017 - 08:00
A protein found in the edible mushroom commonly known as "shaggy ink cap" has the potential to kill leukemia T cells, a new study suggests.

Leukemia: Mushroom protein could be used in future treatments

August 13, 2017 - 07:00
A protein found in the edible mushroom commonly known as "shaggy ink cap" has the potential to kill leukemia T cells, a new study suggests.

Drug hope for acute myeloid leukaemia

August 11, 2017 - 08:00
A new drug that strips cancer cells of their "immortality" could help to treat patients suffering from one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

Drug hope for acute myeloid leukaemia

August 11, 2017 - 07:00
A new drug that strips cancer cells of their "immortality" could help to treat patients suffering from one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

FDA approves first treatment for certain types of poor-prognosis acute myeloid leukemia

August 4, 2017 - 14:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vyxeos for the treatment of adults with two types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML): newly diagnosed therapy-related AML (t-AML) or AML with...

FDA approves first treatment for certain types of poor-prognosis acute myeloid leukemia

August 4, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vyxeos for the treatment of adults with two types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML): newly diagnosed therapy-related AML (t-AML) or AML with...

Leukemia breakthrough: Blood molecule key to treating AML

August 4, 2017 - 08:00
Heme, a chemical structure found in hemoglobin, is key to treating acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer, researchers have discovered.