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Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia August 25, 2014

Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More July 01, 2014

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study June 06, 2014

These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

Scientists Get Closer to the Stem Cells That May Drive Cancers May 15, 2014

Researchers say a rare and unique tumor cell appears to help a form of blood cancer mutate and spread

Experimental Drug May Boost Leukemia Survival, Without Chemo March 12, 2014

Idelalisib is being fast-tracked for FDA approval for use in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests February 19, 2014

Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

Experimental Therapy Shows Promise Against Type of Adult Leukemia February 19, 2014

Genetic tweak of patient's immune cells boosted chances of remission in advanced cases

Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Chronic Leukemia February 12, 2014

Drug inhibits enzyme that spurs cancer growth

Body's Immune System Destroys Would-Be Cancer Cells Daily: Study February 03, 2014

Researchers tracked the quick elimination of mutant cells that can cause blood tumors

Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News January 31, 2014

While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia January 09, 2014

Study found adding new drug obinutuzumab extended remission in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice December 30, 2013

Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

80 Percent of Cancer Docs Have Faced Drug Shortages: Survey December 18, 2013

Many report using substitute chemo meds or delaying treatment

Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia, Other Blood Cancers December 09, 2013

In many patients in early trials, turning T-cells into cancer fighters sent disease into remission

Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women December 04, 2013

Researchers say hormones might play role in link, but don't know why

Kids' Cancer Treatments May Cause Heart Trouble, Study Says November 18, 2013

Changes in arteries seen while still in childhood

Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy? November 08, 2013

Unusual case report details how 10-year-old boy was treated for leukemia and lost sensitivity to peanuts

Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers November 07, 2013

Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

IVF Conception Doesn't Seem to Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: Study November 06, 2013

British researchers followed more than 100,000 children for 17 years

Gazyva Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia November 01, 2013

A cancer of the blood and bone marrow

A Father and Daughter's Race to Beat Leukemia November 01, 2013

Man behind the idea of runs to raise money for research recalls his child's battle with blood cancer

Even With Equal Care, Racial Disparity Persists in Blood Cancer, Study Finds July 08, 2013

Blacks with chronic lymphocytic leukemia fare worse than whites

Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk June 10, 2013

Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

Gene Discovery May Offer Breakthrough for Rare Leukemia May 09, 2013

Study found drug used for one condition also targets genes affecting different blood disorder

Scientists Pinpoint Most Major Genes Behind Deadly Blood Cancer May 01, 2013

Say they now have the 'playbook' for battling acute myeloid leukemia

Water Pipe No Safer Than Cigarettes: Study April 29, 2013

'Hookahs' expose people to higher levels of carbon monoxide and benzene, researchers say

Soaring Prices Keep Leukemia Drugs From Patients, Experts Say April 25, 2013

$100,000-a-year meds seen as obstacle to treatment

New Strategy Helps Young Lymphoma Patients Avoid Radiation Treatment April 10, 2013

Approach resulted in high remission rates without the risks tied to radiotherapy, researchers say

Immune Therapy Shows Early Promise for Advanced Leukemia March 20, 2013

Patient's own cells are genetically engineered for use in treatment, study finds

Gene Mutations Appear Key to Childhood Leukemia Risk, Study Says March 19, 2013

Findings may help explain higher rates among Hispanics

Scientists ID Antibody That Might Boost Cancer Therapy March 14, 2013

Early study found 'ESK1' had effect on protein within cancer cells

Stars Pedal Hard to Help Fight Rare Cancers March 04, 2013

SNL's Seth Meyers, N.Y. Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich biked Sunday to raise money for the cause

Leukemia Patients Get Treatment Boost From Donors' Immune Cells February 27, 2013

Small, early study may have found a way to help marrow transplants work without immune troubles

Cancer Chemotherapy Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Leukemia February 14, 2013

But the risk to any one patient is small, experts said, and treatments can be altered to minimize hazard

Hoping to Ease Shortage, FDA Fast-Tracks Generic Form of Cancer Drug February 04, 2013

Agency says new availability of doxorubicin will help people battling malignancy

Gleevec's Latest Approval is for Pediatric Cancer January 25, 2013

Drug blocks proteins that fuel cancer-cell development

Iclusig Approved for Rare Leukemias December 14, 2012

Blocks proteins that spur cancer development

Blood Cancer Patients May Benefit From New Transplant Technique December 12, 2012

Cord-blood expansion method could speed recovery, researchers say

Synribo Approved to Treat Rare Leukemia October 26, 2012

If other treatments haven't stopped CML's progression

Blood or Bone Marrow Better for Stem Cell Transplants? October 17, 2012

Study found no survival differences, but blood cells may be associated with more chronic side effects

Study Sees Link Between Prolonged Formula Feeding, Leukemia Risk October 17, 2012

But the research only uncovered an association, it didn't prove cause and effect

Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests September 21, 2012

Many popular films use death as plot device even though survival is much improved, researcher says

Young Children Treated for Cancer May Be at Risk for PTSD: Study September 10, 2012

Procedures, treatments should be kid-friendly, painless as possible, researchers say

Bosulif Approved for Rare Leukemia September 05, 2012

Primarily caused by genetic mutation

Marqibo Approved for Rare Leukemia August 09, 2012

Sanctioned as an orphan drug

HIV Drug May Prevent Bone Marrow Transplant Complication July 11, 2012

The drug, maraviroc, protects against graft-versus-host disease in the liver and gut

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Stem Cells July 05, 2012

Bone marrow cells must be wiped out to improve cure rates, researchers say

TV Anchor Robin Roberts Has Rare Bone Marrow Disorder June 11, 2012

MDS, which might be tied to Roberts' prior cancer treatment, requires bone marrow transplant

Child CT Scans Might Up Risk of Brain Cancer, Leukemia June 07, 2012

Although the risk is small, radiation doses should be kept low, experts say

Leukemia Deadlier for Teens, Young Adults Than Younger Kids: Study June 04, 2012

More resistant disease, toxic treatments take their toll on older patients, study says

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