Navigation Links
ALL Relapses in Most Children After Treatment

A recent study finds that approximately 20% of children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) will experience a relapse of their disease following treatment//. Of these, most will never be cured.

"We have previously shown that these relapses were due to small numbers of cells which survived the treatment administered to the patient," said Prof Norris.

"However, it has been unclear whether these cells developed resistance to chemotherapy during the course of treatment or if they were already present in the child at the time their cancer was diagnosed."

The findings of this study demonstrate that relapse in ALL patients can result from a minor, but intrinsically resistant subpopulation of cells, present from the time of diagnosis. Undetected at diagnosis because of their very small numbers, this population of leukaemia cells remained in the patient’s body throughout the disease and continued to thrive even after the major population of sensitive leukaemia cells were destroyed and the patient appeared to have gone into remission.

"We have shown, for the first time, that children with a greater number of these cells at diagnosis are more likely to experience relapse much sooner after treatment.

"Without new strategies to identify and attack these cells early in treatment, relapse appears inevitable for these patients," said Prof Norris.

"Our ability to characterise these cells means that researchers can now develop treatments which specifically target the cells and are more effective than current options."

Source-Eurekalert
PRI
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Alcoholism Drug Fails To Prevent Drinking Relapses
2. Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
3. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
4. General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy
5. Children suffer the most when parents divorce
6. Childrens snoring may indicate a serious problem
7. Children exposed to smoke show decreased levels of Vitamin C
8. Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes
9. Children who used anaesthesia drugs could suffer brain damage
10. Children’s Cholesterol Matter
11. Race Affects Sleep in Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Farhan Qureshi is an esteemed dentist who offers a ... practice has two convenient office locations in Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia. Recently, Find Local ... Alexandria area. This award confirms the fact that Dr. Qureshi’s patients have left ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., (MJH), a ... Biosimilars, announced Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. President Michael J. Hennessy, Jr. The ... thought leader interaction in, live video and interactive digital platforms. , In making ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 18, 2017 , ... ... of the revolutionary Active Brake Technology (ABT), an innovative braking system that allows ... Active Brake Technology addresses one of the biggest concerns of beginner and intermediate ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... Floundering on New Year’s resolutions? ... the perfect time for a reset. The U.S. Apple Association agrees and recommends ... of the factors that contribute to heart disease. , The U.S. Apple Association – ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... ... Anesthesia Progress – Everyone wants less pain during dental surgery, but it ... Dentists have several general anesthesia alternatives and finding the right option can result in ... in Tokyo, Japan wanted to find out which anesthetic was the better choice in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... January 17, 2017 Management to Discuss ... Ltd.   KIT-302 Development On Track For An ... in Q1 2017   ... Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: KTOV ; TASE: KTOV), an ... Monday, January 23 rd at 8:30am Eastern Time to discuss the recent ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , Jan. 17, 2017  Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: ... patient has been enrolled in a Phase 3 clinical ... best supportive care (BSC) in the prevention of hepatic ... hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) who are at high ... The defibrotide clinical trial will be conducted across approximately ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... 2017  Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW ... heart disease and critical care monitoring, plans to announce ... 2016 after the market closes on Wednesday, February 1, ... p.m. ET that day to discuss those results. ... 407-8037 or (201) 689-8037.  For 72 hours following the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: