Silver lining for leukemia patients, new possibility for cure found

Silver lining for leukemia patients, new possibility for cure found

The development comes after the US Food and Drug Administration last year approved a cell-based gene therapy, namely the CAR T-cell treatment.

Nov 21, 2017, 18:32 PM IST
This new colour-coding tool may help track blood stem cells causing cancer

This new colour-coding tool may help track blood stem cells causing cancer

 A new colour-coding tool has been developed by scientists that can help them track live blood stem cells clones that plays a role in blood disorders and cancers like leukemia.

Nov 23, 2016, 22:48 PM IST

Low sunlight exposure increases cancer risk

Persons residing at higher latitudes, with lower sunlight exposure and greater prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, are at greater risk of developing cancer, including leukemia, a type of blood cancer, new research reveals.

Jan 07, 2016, 11:12 AM IST

Gene therapy cures leukemia patient in China

 Chinese doctors have cured a patient of leukemia using gene therapy, a hospital in Chongqing announced on Friday.

Dec 04, 2015, 16:05 PM IST

Leukemia tumour suppressor gene identified

Researchers have identified a gene that can act as a tumour suppressor for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a blood cancer striking mostly older individuals.

Sep 25, 2015, 14:12 PM IST

Marital status can impact leukemia patients' survival

Social factors such as marital status, insurance status, and income may affect the chances of survival in young patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Sep 14, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

Oldest case of leukemia in 7,000-year-old skeleton found

Scientists have discovered what may be the oldest known case of leukemia in an approximately 7,000-year-old skeleton of a woman from a Neolithic graveyard in Germany.

Sep 02, 2015, 23:13 PM IST

Author Wayne Dyer passes away at 75

Author Wayne Dyer, who was reportedly battling leukemia, has died at the age of 75.

Aug 31, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

Stem cell transplantation benefits in leukemia

Stem cell transplantation to treat patients with a serious but very rare form of chronic blood cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) improves the condition, finds a study.

Jul 24, 2015, 18:02 PM IST

New drug combination slows deadly leukemia

A new combination therapy for a rare, deadly leukemia can send the disease into remission even in patients whose standard therapy has failed, researchers have found in a pilot study.

Jun 27, 2015, 17:10 PM IST

Avocados may help beat blood cancer

Compounds derived from avocados could be effective in treating leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells, a research has found.

Jun 16, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

'Nutritious' avocados may help beat deadly leukemia

Adding to the benefits of avocados, scientists have found that the nutritious fruit may hold the key to beating deadly leukemia.

Jun 16, 2015, 10:59 AM IST

Human 'ken doll' dies a tragic death battling cancer in Brazil

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Jun 08, 2015, 19:47 PM IST

Rabbit virus can kill cancer cells: Study

 Researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can kill some kinds of cancer cells and eliminate a common unwanted side effects of bone marrow transplants.

Jun 07, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

IIT-Madras team aims to reduce leukemia treatment's side effects

A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) have devised a technique that uses a new class of molecules called immunotoxins that specifically target cancer cells and help reduce the side effects leukemia patients have to endure during their treatment.

Jun 07, 2015, 12:30 PM IST

New heritable genetic cause of acute leukemia risk found

A newly-discovered, heritable genetic cause of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), namely mutation of the gene ETV6, has recently been described by the researchers.

Mar 26, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

Computer model of blood development created

The first comprehensive computer model to simulate the development of blood cells could lead to new treatments for leukemia and lymphoma, scientists say.

Feb 15, 2015, 19:25 PM IST

Fatty acids can help treat arthritis, leukemia

Researchers have found that enzymes linked to diabetes and obesity appear to play key roles in arthritis and leukemia, potentially opening up new avenues for treating these diverse diseases.

Jan 07, 2015, 12:04 PM IST

New drug provides fresh hope for leukemia patients

A novel drug provides new hope for people suffering from leukemia.

Dec 08, 2014, 10:20 AM IST

First time in India, Kerala hospital performs rare treatment for acute blood cancer

Nineteen-year-old Neena (name changed) was suffering from acute blood cancer or acute myeloid leukaemia.

Nov 27, 2014, 12:03 PM IST