Health News

New and Improved Leukemia Rx
Though more common in adults, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the second most common type of blood cancer in children. If untreated, the disease can be fatal in just a few months.  
Non-Hodgkin Rx Trial Halted
A new medication that was thought to hold promise for non-Hodgkin lymphoma has been stopped. Pfizer announced it has halted its trial of the investigational compound inotuzumab ozogamicin.
Cancer Rx Prices Too High!
Today, people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are leading pretty much normal lives. They can thank a variety of medications for being alive.
Back to Hospital after Stem Cell Transplant
Stem cell transplants can – and do – save the lives of very sick kids. New research has discovered that the transplant is often just the start of hospital stays for these young patients.
Completely New Way to Treat Childhood Cancer
Scientists have entered a brave new world when it comes to treating childhood leukemia. New therapies now being tested may completely change the way one type of blood cancer is treated in children.
Personalizing Blood Cancer Treatment
Huge advances have been made in the understanding of multiple myeloma. There are a variety of approaches for treating this blood cancer. The trick is to provide what’s best for the individual patient.
No Need to Fear Lupus Medications
Fear that the treatment for one condition might cause another condition, like cancer, could prevent people from taking needed medications. But should this be a concern for lupus patients?
Battling Fatigue Decades Later
Being tired after any type of cancer therapy is to be expected. Some survivors of childhood cancer, though, can still be battling fatigue many years later.
Closing in On Why Kids Get Cancer
With some forms of cancer, race matters. New research may explain why Hispanic children are more prone to a type of blood cancer.
Experimental Treatment May Extend Leukemia Survival
One of the challenges of leukemia is that it likes to return.  Once the blood cancer comes back, it’s more difficult to treat and beat. Medical scientists are experimenting with a way to boost the body’s immune system to get in on the fight and win.