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Breast cancer drug also highly potent against leukaemia

Researchers found a novel therapeutic window that attacks the dependency of a cancer cell on its growth regulator.

New treatment for leukaemia could replace chemotherapy

Two drugs used in the targeted treatment of leukaemia can significantly prolong the survival time of high-risk patients, researchers say, suggesting that in future, these medicines could not only replace chemotherapy but even stem cell transplantation.

New blood cancer drug shows promise in clinical trial

A new drug can help patients with blood cancers who are resistant to current chemotherapy lead a normal and active life, show results of an international clinical trial, a first-in-man study of the drug.

Memories galore as Pele concludes Kolkata trip

Memories galore as Pele concludes Kolkata trip

Football legend Pele thanked the City of Joy as he concluded his three-day trip here with plenty of memories.

Living near highway may increase leukemia risk in kids

Living in the proximity of heavily-used roads may increase risk of a type of leukaemia in children, new research has found.

German's stem cells give Kerala girl new lease of life

Thanks to a 55-year-old German national, a 16-year-old Kerala girl suffering from an advanced stage of leukaemia or bone marrow cancer has got a new lease of life after she was transfused healthy stem cells donated by him.

Discarded drug can better fight cancer

A discarded anti-cancer drug might be more useful in the fight against cancer than previously thought, say researchers from the University of Missouri.

Way to measure the effectiveness of blood cancer drug

Researchers have developed a new method to monitor the effect of anti-cancer drugs on people suffering from a type of blood cancer.

Old drug effective against drug-resistant leukaemia

An existing anti-cancer drug has been found to be effective against drug-resistant leukaemia.

New drug found effective against Leukaemia in pre-clinical trials

A new research has found a new treatment approach that could offer hope to patients with the aggressive blood cancer acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Female sex hormones could protect against blood disorder

Female sex hormones hold promise for treating certain blood disorders in both sexes for which there is currently no cure, a new study says.

Cancer far more lethal in some countries than others

 The new most inclusive global study till date shows wide dramatic gulf in cancer survival between countries.

It`s confirmed! Cellphones do not cause cancer

A new study has found that cellphones do not increase the risks of childhood cancer or leukaemia.

Children living near overhead power lines not prone to developing leukaemia

A new study has found that children who live near overhead power lines do not have an increased risk of developing leukaemia.

German scientists create artificial bone marrow

In a step that would change the treatment of leukaemia in coming days, German scientists have developed artificial bone marrow that may be used to make hematopoietic stem cells.

New therapy promising for leukaemia patients, say scientists

A cancer drug trial on advanced leukaemia patients has shown beneficial results in almost a quarter of those who underwent treatment, a group of Australian scientists have claimed.

Aussie researchers make leukaemia treatment breakthrough

Australian scientists say they have discovered a ground-breaking technique for treating aggressive forms of leukaemia.

Indian-origin Stanford professor succumbs to leukaemia

Fervently awaiting a bone-marrow donor, Nalini Ambady, an Indian origin professor at Stanford University succumbed to leukaemia early Tuesday in Boston, the US, a family friend said here Wednesday.

Living near nuclear power plants not hazardous for kids!

Children who live near nuclear power plants do not have a higher chance of developing leukaemia, a study has claimed.

Elder Bush shaves head in support of child with cancer

Former US president George HW Bush shaved his head in solidarity with the young son of a member of his security detail who is suffering from leukaemia.