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Natural killer cells can treat leukemia in kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 20:58

In a first, researchers have shown that select immune-system cells from young patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab - creating an army of natural killer (NK) cells that can be used to destroy cancer cells.

Biochemical cascade causes bone marrow inflammation

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:12

Like a line of falling dominos, a cascade of molecular events in the bone marrow produces high levels of inflammation that disrupt normal blood formation and lead to potentially deadly disorders including leukemia, researchers have found.

New discovery could soon make leukemia history

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 20:56

The researchers in Australia are close to finding a promising new way to get rid of the leukemia cancer cells in patients.

Cardiff University scientists make major breakthrough in Leukaemia treatment

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 09:45

In a major breakthrough in the treatment of Leukemia, Cardiff University scientists have developed drugs which target the disease at a molecular level.

Rare chromosome fusion ups leukemia risk

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 18:11

Children who are born with fusion of two specific chromosomes are more prone to suffer from Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a common childhood cancer.

New approach to cure blood cancer developed

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 19:23

Researchers have developed a novel and unique approach to treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), a form of blood cancer that often requires repeated chemotherapy treatments to which it grows resistant.

Potential drug for treating acute leukemia developed

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:06

A team of researchers has developed an experimental treatment that eradicates an acute type of leukemia in mice without any detectable toxic side effects.

Immune cell therapy may revolutionize leukemia treatment

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 14:54

Researchers, who conducted study of patients with advanced leukemia, have found that 88% achieved complete remissions after being treated with genetically modified versions of their own immune cells.

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