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Protein responsible for Leukemia's aggressiveness identified
Researchers have identified a protein critical for the aggressiveness of T-cell leukemia, a subtype of leukemia that afflicts children and adults. (2018-04-27)
The genetics of MLL leukemogenesis
In the Nov. 1 issue of G&D, Dr. Michael Cleary and colleagues identify the gene Meis1 as a critical player in the establishment of leukemia stem cells, and the development of MLL leukemia. (2007-10-16)
Researchers pinpoint potential enzyme for T-cell leukemia treatment
For the first time, researchers at Boston University have shown that T-cell leukemia cells use a particular cycle, called the TCA or Kreb cycle, to support their growth and survival. (2016-02-22)
Identified an 'alarm clock' of a leukemia-causing oncogene
Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, led by Manel Esteller have shown that mutations in DNMT3A gene cause MEIS1 activacion, triggering leukemia. (2015-10-08)
U of MN researchers find regular use of aspirin may lower risk of adult leukemia
Researchers from the Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota have found that adult women taking aspirin two or more times a week may lower their risk of adult leukemia by more than 50 percent. (2003-06-13)
For first time in 40 years, cure for acute leukemia within reach
Acute myeloid leukemia is one of the most aggressive cancers. (2018-08-24)
Noncoding RNA CCDC26 regulates KIT expression
A long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), which might give an impact on tyrosine kinase-targeted leukemia therapy, was found to be expressed in a leukemia cell line. (2015-06-01)
Scientists develop new precise therapeutic leukemia vaccine
Researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University have developed a new type of precise therapeutic vaccine against leukemia. (2020-10-12)
$5 million grant awarded to U.VA health system targets leukemia drug development, creates new jobs
A research team at the University of Virginia Health System has been awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to develop new targeted drug treatments for leukemia, or cancer of the blood. (2004-10-06)
To prevent leukemia's dreaded return, go for the stem cells
Researchers reporting in the April Cell Stem Cell, a Cell Press publication, have found a way to stop leukemia stem cells in their tracks. (2012-04-05)
Study determines efficacy of 2 drugs to treat a form of leukemia
Researchers have determined that two Phase 1 drugs (CX-4945 and JQ1) can work together to efficiently kill T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells while having minimal impact on normal blood cells. (2016-10-24)
Scientists discover molecular target for treatment of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
A new research study identifies the molecular events that contribute to a notoriously treatment-resistant form of T cell leukemia. (2004-06-14)
A potential new way to make a good anti-leukemia drug even better
A recently identified cancer-causing protein makes the anti-leukemia drug imatinib, less effective. (2008-10-20)
Gene therapy protocol at UCSD activates immune system in patients with leukemia
A research team at the Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego reports that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who were treated with a gene therapy protocol began making antibodies that reacted against their own leukemia cells. (2008-02-11)
Key gene in leukemia discovered
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the most common forms of blood cancer among adults and is associated with a low survival rate, and leads to the inhibition of normal blood formation. (2020-06-03)
Therapy targets leukemia stem cells
New research takes aim at stubborn cancer stem cells that are thought to be responsible for treatment resistance and relapse. (2012-02-13)
An epigenetic lesion could be responsible for acute T-cell leukemia
Researchers from the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program (PEBC) led by Dr. (2017-03-30)
FASEB Science Research Conference: Hematologic Malignancies
This SRC focuses on bringing together biochemists, geneticists, molecular biologists and clinicians interested in the pathophysiology of the leukemias and lymphomas, and the development of novel therapies for these diseases. (2017-02-28)
Fish oil may hold key to leukemia cure
A compound produced from fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells could lead to a cure for the disease, according to Penn State researchers. (2011-12-22)
Gene loss causes leukemia
Researchers from VIB and K.U.Leuven, both in Flanders, Belgium, have discovered a new factor in the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a disease that mainly affects children. (2010-05-17)
JAK-STAT signaling keeps leukemia cells alive
Large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia is characterized by the clonal expansion of a T-cell population sharing many similarities with antigen-activated cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs). (2001-01-31)
Statisticians seek clues to what causes disease clusters
Statisticians help medical researchers analyze epidemiological data, mapping and assessing geographic clustering of cancer and leukemia. (2001-11-05)
Possible new approach to treating deadly leukemia in babies
A Loyola University Health System study points to a promising new approach to treating an aggressive and usually fatal leukemia in babies. (2011-04-12)
Therapies for ALL and AML targeting MER receptor hold promise of more effect with less side-effect
Two University of Colorado Cancer Center studies show that the protein receptor Mer is overexpressed in many leukemias, and that inhibition of this Mer receptor results in the death of leukemia cells -- without affecting surrounding, healthy cells. (2013-03-11)
A small subset of normal white blood cells gives rise to a rare leukemia, study shows
New research has identified a small subset of normal white blood cells in the body that can give rise to large granular lymphocyte leukemia, a rare incurable form of leukemia. (2011-03-01)
Peptide vaccine can produce complete remission in myeloid leukemia patients
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center offers these news items presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). (2004-12-06)
Monoclonal antibody achieves best results for chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Pairing chemotherapy with the new monoclonal antibody, Rituximab, delivers the most effective treatment yet for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, say researchers at The University of Texas M. (2003-06-03)
Understanding the emergence of leukemia
Acute T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia is a rare type of blood cancer that affects mostly children. (2019-01-25)
Protein loss plays role in acute T-cell leukemia
The loss of a key protein (Smad3) in a pathway that helps prevent tumors from forming is specific to one form of childhood leukemia, but not to other pediatric and adult forms of leukemia, according to a new study published in the August 5, 2004, New England Journal of Medicine*. (2004-08-04)
Huntsman Cancer Institute illuminates potential new treatment in acute myeloid leukemia
In a study published in the journal Leukemia, lead author Ami Patel, MD, Huntsman Cancer Institute researcher and assistant professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of Utah, showed that factors produced by bone marrow support cells allowed leukemia cells to survive treatment with quizartinib, a type of TKI. (2020-07-31)
Combination therapy targets stubborn leukemia stem cells
New research discovers a combination of drugs that may prove to be a more effective treatment for a lethal form of leukemia. (2010-05-17)
A promising new approach for treating leukemia discovered
A group of researchers at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of Université de Montréal discovered a promising new approach to treating leukemia by disarming a gene that is responsible for tumor progression. (2014-02-13)
Leukemia Research Foundation names Dr. Tulio Rodriguez 'Hero of Hope'
The Leukemia Research Foundation has named Loyola University Medical Center oncologist Dr. (2012-10-03)
Researchers discover rare leukemia-causing protein
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati Hoxworth Blood Center have discovered a new gene target for leukemia therapy. (2012-07-02)
Pediatric cancers: Why some forms of leukemia only affect children
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) mainly affects children, with the prognosis often being poor despite several decades of research into more effective treatments. (2019-10-29)
'Modular' leukemia drug shows promise in early testing
A new type of engineered drug candidate has shown promise in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia in both test tube and early animal tests, a new study shows. (2007-06-28)
New study offers hope for more effective treatment of leukemia
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 certain proteins causes an imbalance that leads to leukemia. (2017-04-11)
New tools for prediction of disease progression in acute childhood leukemia
Researchers at Uppsala University and University Children's Hospital in Uppsala have devised powerful new tools for typing cells from children with acute lymphatic leukemia and for prediction of how children with leukemia will respond to chemotherapy. (2009-11-27)
Canadian researchers find potential new leukemia treatment with old antibiotic drug
Clinician-scientists in the Princess Margaret Cancer Program have found a promising approach to treating leukemia, using an old drug in a new way. (2011-11-14)
UC San Diego researcher receives $6.25 million grant
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has awarded Thomas J. Kipps, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with a 5-year, $6.25 million Specialized Center of Research program grant to support research on chronic lymphocytic leukemia. (2013-10-14)
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