Reducing Discomfort of Leukemia Treatment
While leukemia treatments can be uncomfortable, they also save lives. Still, reducing the discomfort of these treatments remains important, especially for the youngest patients.
Study Finds Promising Treatment for Myelofibrosis
Myelofibrosis is a type of chronic leukemia that attacks bone marrow. Researchers at Mayo Clinic showed promising study results for one treatment for this disease.
Banned Rx May Save Young Lives
A medication taken off the market in 2010 may have a new use in treating children with an aggressive form of blood cancer.
News Childhood Cancer Survivors Can Take to Heart
Therapies that are successful in wiping out childhood leukemia can impact the health of survivors years down the road. New research found that heart problems can begin to appear in survivors even during childhood.
New Thinking on Childhood Cancer Survivors
Thanks to treatment advances, the vast majority of children diagnosed with leukemia are living well into adulthood. But the powerful treatment, while effective against the cancer, can cause some health problems later in life. A new study looked at the treatment-related effects on survivors’ mental functions.
FDA Asks for Halt in Sales of Blood Cancer Rx
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked the maker of a medication that has been used to treat two types of leukemia to stop selling that product.
FDA Approves Gazyva for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Gazyva ( obinutuzumab ) for use in combination with chlorambucil to treat patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Wait, I Didn’t Know That About Blood Cancer!
Since there is no screening test for blood cancers, early detection is a challenge. But advances in blood cancer treatments are helping patients live longer, more fulfilling lives.
A Booster Shot for Leukemia
Bone marrow transplants are a possible treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a type of blood cancer, when it cannot be controlled by chemotherapy.
Blood Cancer Rx Trial Halted
The purpose of clinical trials is to study the safety and effectiveness of a medication. Sometimes, clinical trials involving humans find that a medication does not work and the study is stopped. This just happened in a trial looking at a blood cancer medication.