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China Cracks the Whip Against Drug Manufacturers Who Fail Quality Norms

...s suspended the sale of a drug used to treat acute leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis. In the past week alone... said it caused adverse reactions in several young leukemia patients in hospitals of Guangxi autonomous region in southern China and the eastern financial cente...

China Bans Sales of Leukemia Drug in Latest Medicine Scare

...hina's drug regulator has suspended the sales of a leukemia and arthritis drug due to complaints by patients, ...ethotrexate after children being treated for acute leukemia reported feeling pain and had difficulty walking after being injected with the drug, Xinhua news age...

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

...ding to a new study. Pediatric cancers, such as leukemia and brain tumors, are rare, but in some countries are the leading cause of death in children from birth to 15 years old. In the U.S., almost 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer annually. Though incidence rates have increased slightly, five-ye...

Insights into Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

...sms involved in development of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and identifies promising new avenues to deve...avenues for therapeutic targeting of RARA-mediated leukemia but also shed light on oligomeric transformation mechanisms reported with various leukemia-associate...

Avastin Dropped Out Of Funded Drugs List

...ab Campath, a drug that treats chronic lymphocytic leukemia have been added to the list. The decision was based on recommendations by the province's Cancer Systemic Therapy Policy Committee, which includes oncologists, pharmacists and cancer survivors. According to the committee, Oxaliplatin can treat c...

People Living Near Nuke Facilities at Higher Risk of Leukemia

...g near nuclear facilities show an elevated risk of leukemia . As part of their study, researchers at the Medi...zero to 25 year-olds, the study said. Childhood leukemia is a rare disease and nuclear sites are commonly found in rural areas, which means that sample sizes...

Childhood Cancer can Lead to Chronic Health Problems Later in Life: Study

...d with down the road - far more than kids who beat leukemia or Wilms tumour (a tumor of the kidney). Their analysis also showed that radiotherapy, as a stand-alone treatment, was associated with a much higher disease burden later in life than either stand-alone chemo or drug therapy or stand-alone surgery. ...

New Engineered Drug Shows Promise in Treating Lymphocytic Leukaemia

...rug candidate is promising in treating lymphocytic leukemia in both test tube and early animal tests. The a...gets a protein called CD37 on the surface of these leukemia cells. The study shows that the agent can successfully attach to the protein on the leukemia cell...

Lymphocyte Count Found to Be a Predictor of Survival for Young Patients With Leukemia

...erson Cancer Center reported. A review of young leukemia patients over the past decade has shown that the a...ival for pediatric patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is close to 50%. However, researchers have found that using the ALC count on day 15 after init...

Inherited Genes Linked to Toxicity of Leukemia Therapy

...genes that make children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) susceptible to the toxic side effects caused by chemotherapy medications. The researchers showed that these variations, called polymorphisms, occur in specific genes known to influence pharmacodynamics (how drugs work in the body and how much d...

Arsenic Poison can Make Longer Life of Leukemia Patients

... prolong the lives of patients with a rare form of leukemia , a new study out Saturday found. "This study sh...ndard first-line treatment" of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) a rare form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), Powell argued. In the Phase Three clinical stud...

Cord Blood Transplant Benefits Blood Cancer Patients

..., the investigators compared outcomes of pediatric leukemia patients who received unrelated bone marrow transp...le with little notice is a great advantage. Today, leukemia patients can wait months for an appropriately matched bone marrow donor, during which time their dis...

Cord Blood Yields Better Results Than Bone Marrow Transplant for Cancer Patients

...udy, researchers compared the results of pediatric leukemia patients who received unrelated bone marrow transp...idelines for selecting the best possible donor for leukemia suffering children While all bone marrow donors were matched first, most of the cord blood donors we...

No Increased Risk of Certain Cancers from Electromagnetic Fields Among Energy Workers

... or brain cancers. There were no excess cases of leukemia among men or of breast cancer among female employees who had been exposed to medium to high frequency magnetic fields. Women exposed to medium frequency electromagnetic fields were more likely to develop brain cancer than women with background freq...

Today Cancer is the Deadliest Killer

...ncer according to a WHO reports. Thousands develop leukemia from exposure to benzene from the dye, drugs, pesticides and other related industries using this product and these accounts for more than 90,000 deaths each year. In a recent study in Canada it has been seen that there is a steady decline in the mo...

Dangerous Side Effects of Tea Exposed

...se harm to pregnant women and increase the risk of leukemia among unborn babies. He is also concerned about negative interaction between the supplements and common prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs. Source-IANS/V...

Knocking Out Survival Protein Could Fight Leukemia

An effective way to fight leukemia might be to knock out a specific protein that prot...gainst drug-resistant forms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The two forms of cancer kill about 20,500 Americans ye...

Knocking Out Survival Protein Could Aid Leukemia Treatment

An effective way to fight leukemia might be to knock out a specific protein that prot...gainst drug-resistant forms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The two forms of cancer kill about 20,500 Americans ye...

Drug Used to Prevent HIV Transmission from Mother to Child Damages DNA

...e blood vessels) in male mice and mononuclear cell leukemia in female rats. There was also some evidence of increased liver cancer and reproductive tumors. "Although the implications of these findings for the long-term health of human children exposed tranplacentally to AZT are uncertain, the possibility of...

Drug Used to Prevent HIV Transmission from Mother to Child Damages DNA

...e blood vessels) in male mice and mononuclear cell leukemia in female rats. There was also some evidence of increased liver cancer and reproductive tumors. "Although the implications of these findings for the long-term health of human children exposed tranplacentally to AZT are uncertain, the possibility of...

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