With a Little Help From My Friends
Things always go a little easier when you've got a friend by your side. As it turns out, that's true on a cellular level as well.
Sprycel Picks Up the Pieces
With all the differences that can occur on a molecular level between one person and another, it shouldn't be surprising that a medication may not work as well for everyone.
Screenwriter Nora Ephron Passed Away
Screenwriter and filmmaker, Nora Ephron , has died after battling leukemia. She was 71.
Chemotherapy Tag Team
Drug resistance remains a significant problem in cancer treatment. The contrast of smashing success early on makes any treatment failure later on even more baffling.
How to Protect a Soft Heart
The legacy of childhood cancer, in addition to never being quite sure if the cancer is gone for good, also includes the literal scars from treatment.
Move Over Platinum, Here Comes Ruthenium
A number of common chemotherapy agents, such as cisplatin , contain the element platinum. And while effective against cancer cells, these medications can damage healthy cells.
Newest CML Drug Helps
The introduction of Gleevec in 2001 to treat chronic myeloid leukemia ( CML ) marked one of modern oncology's biggest success stories. The treatment has become the model for other cancer drugs.
Targeting Leukemia's Kill Switch
Once a resistance to chemotherapy develops in leukemia, it can be extremely difficult to turn back the tide. A new drug focuses on changing that.
Diabetes Linked to Blood Cancers
Doctors have to carefully watch their diabetes patients for other serious health problems like kidney disease and heart disease. Now, it seems doctors should keep an eye out for blood cancers as well.
Progress for Leukemia Test
Everybody likes simple solutions to complex problems. A blood test for a diagnosis, a pill to cure. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is one step closer to that day.