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.

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.

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.

New drug provides fresh hope for leukemia patients

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

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.

Toxic chemical linked to leukemia found in 'hookah smoke'

A new study has found that hookah smoke contains toxic benzene, which has been previously linked to an increased risk for leukemia.

Childhood leukemia and air pollution linked, say scientists

Researchers have suggested a theory in which a previously reported risk of leukemia among children born close to overhead power lines could be caused by an alteration to surrounding air pollution.

Many older people have mutations tied to leukemia in blood

Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, scientists have found.

Scientists' new approach can provide better treatment for cancer

Researchers have recently found a method to expand blood stem cells that could lead to new and better cancer treatment, it has been reported.

Natural killer cells can treat leukemia in kids

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.

Adam Sandler calls young fan with leukemia

Funnyman Adam Sandler made a surprise call to an eight-year-old fan with leukemia after the boy and his family made online pleas to the star.

Biochemical cascade causes bone marrow inflammation

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

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

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

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

Immune cell therapy may revolutionize leukemia treatment

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.

Key protein holds promise for leukemia therapy

In a ray of hope for leukemia patients, a protein critical to hematopoietic stem cell function - that give rise to all other blood cells - and blood formation has been identified.

New pill can `melt away` leukemia without chemotherapy

A new study has revealed that use of a twice-daily pill could turn a deadly blood cancer into a highly treatable disease, suggesting that people suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may be able to avoid having to take debilitating chemotherapy.

Artificial bone marrow development brings leukemia treatment closer to reality

Researchers have developed a prototype of artificial bone marrow that may be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells.

German scientists develop artificial bone marrow

German scientists have developed a prototype of artificial bone marrow, which can simplify the treatment of leukemia in a few years, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) announced Friday.