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.

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.

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.

'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.

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

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: Celso Santebanes, a 20-year-old Brazilian man who rose to fame after spending $50,000 on surgery to transform himself into the human version of Barbie's boyfriend 'Ken' died from bacterial pneumonia after a five-month battle with leukemia.

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.

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.

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.