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.

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.

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.

Author Wayne Dyer passes away at 75

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

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

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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.