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FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy October 19, 2017

Yescarta fights a type of lymphoma; move is heralded as helping open 'new era' in medical care

FDA OKs Return of Once-Withdrawn Leukemia Drug September 01, 2017

At lower dose, Mylotarg extended survival against a certain type of blood cancer

First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S. August 30, 2017

For certain people with blood/bone marrow cancer

FDA OKs 1st Gene Therapy for Use in U.S. August 30, 2017

It transforms a patient's immune system cells to fight a form of leukemia

New Treatment Approved for Deadly Blood Cancer August 17, 2017

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant August 08, 2017

Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early

New Treatment Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia August 03, 2017

Vyxeos combines two previously approved drugs

Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Graft Versus Host Disease August 02, 2017

A deadly condition that affects some stem cell patients

Idhifa Approved for Some With Acute Myeloid Leukemia August 01, 2017

For adults with specific genetic mutation

FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S. July 13, 2017

Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

Publicly Funded Cancer Trials Gained Americans 3 Million More Years June 06, 2017

Study looked at data stretching from 1956 and 2016

Can Drug Company Perks Sway Cancer Docs' Prescriptions? June 06, 2017

Even relatively small payments seemed to make a difference, researchers report

Cancer Drug Helps Some Kids With Rare Type of Leukemia June 05, 2017

Dasatinib prolonged survival in chronic myeloid leukemia patients, study says

Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma? May 19, 2017

Small study suggests a new approach might one day help those with uncontrolled lung disease

Rydapt Approved for Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia April 28, 2017

A blood cancer that forms in the bone marrow

Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers March 31, 2017

Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds

Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications March 23, 2017

Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy

Gleevec Keeps a Leukemia in Check for More Than a Decade: Study March 08, 2017

Plus, there's no evidence of safety concerns linked to long-term use of the drug, researchers say

Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia January 25, 2017

Tweaking T-cells from healthy donor allowed infants to reach remission, researchers report

Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing January 04, 2017

Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia December 07, 2016

Made by combining immune cells, cancer cells, it's kept some study patients in remission for nearly 5 years

Experimental Immune Cell Rx Shows Promise for Leukemia September 21, 2016

In preliminary trial, 4 out of 9 people with acute myeloid leukemia had complete remission

Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC September 16, 2016

Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected September 12, 2016

Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report September 09, 2016

But more needs to be done to battle tougher tumors, guard the health of survivors

Cord-Blood Transplants Show Promise in Leukemia Treatment September 07, 2016

Donors and recipients don't need to be a perfect match, researcher says

Radiologists Don't Face Higher Risk of Radiation-Related Death: Study July 19, 2016

Efforts to improve monitoring and protective equipment have paid off, experts say

Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's Disease July 12, 2016

Medication was generally found safe, and study findings hinted at a benefit

New Drug Shows Promise for Rare Blood Cancers June 29, 2016

Organ damage improved in 60 percent of patients with advanced systemic mastocytosis

Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women May 03, 2016

Study found no connection with men, further research is needed

Venclexta Approved for Specific Genetic Blood Cancer April 11, 2016

A form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Generic Gleevec Will Likely Cut Millions in Health Costs March 18, 2016

Over 5 years, researchers estimate more than $9 million in insurance savings

Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer? February 04, 2016

Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms

Simple Blood Test May Predict a Blood Cancer's Return January 21, 2016

Results might help doctors decide which patients need a stem cell transplant after chemo

Antibody May Lower Rejection Rates After Stem Cell Transplant in Leukemia Patients January 06, 2016

Study showed many were able to avoid graft-versus-host disease

End-of-Life Talk Often Comes Too Late for Blood Cancer Patients December 21, 2015

Study found most lymphoma, leukemia specialists don't discuss hospice care until death is imminent

Researchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer Treatment December 07, 2015

Family history of cancer, inherited gene mutation seem to raise chances of secondary malignancy

Childhood Cancer Tied to Raised Risk for Other Ills in Adult Life November 11, 2015

Study found upped odds for diabetes, autoimmune disorders decades later

Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study September 28, 2015

Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

Social Factors Affect Leukemia Survival September 14, 2015

Uninsured, unmarried, or those with a low income are more likely to die early, study says

Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk September 14, 2015

Indoor insecticides may increase chances of leukemia or lymphoma a bit, research review reports

She Had Leukemia 7,000 Years Ago September 04, 2015

Telltale signs in adult woman's bones point to first recorded case of the disease, scientists say

Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia? September 02, 2015

Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study

Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer September 02, 2015

Treatment prolongs life for people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment September 01, 2015

Findings may allow more targeted therapy for the toughest cases, researchers say

Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk: Study July 14, 2015

Effect was not seen in men, and held even after researchers factored out a lack of exercise

Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized July 13, 2015

Study finds rate is twice as high for some cancers

Another Genetic Error Linked to Childhood Leukemia July 09, 2015

Researchers find gene variant associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35 June 15, 2015

Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study June 01, 2015

It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests

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