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

...rate of survival 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 initial chemotherapy treatment can significantly predict which patients are likely to relapse and those who will not. This prediction may help...

South Asians Wait for Matching Bone Marrow Donors

... diagnosed with a life-threatening disease - acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) - last year. Up to 30 percent of patients find a matching donor within their families, but the remaining 70 percent have to search for an unrelated donor. Bone marrow is the soft tissue found in the hollow interior of bones. It is ...

US Student Raising Funds For Cancer-Ridden Indian American

...s coffee shop owner, has been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML). AML is a cancer of the myeloid line of white blood cells, characterised by the rapid proliferation of abnormal cells, which accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. According to a rep...

New Strategy for the Treatment of CML

...wn impressive efficacy in the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia. Chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, is a cancer of the bone marrow caused by a specific genetic abnormality and is one...

"Tribbles" Protein Implicated in Leukemia

...ave identified a new protein associated with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Several lines of evidence point to a protein called Tribbles // , named after the furry creatures that took over the starship Enterprise in the original Star Trek series. Tribbles was first described in fruit flies. “Tribbles had ne...

A Novel Technique That Detects "Cancer Genes" From The Breath Of Smokers

...en found in several blood cancers, such as chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and in soft tissue tumors, such as Ewing's sarcoma, but these diseases are rare compared to prostate cancer, which is one of the leading cancers among American men. In this study, the researchers sought to learn whether TMPRSS2-ERG ...

Anti Atherosclerosis Therapies Linked to Leukemia

...pment of a dangerous blood cancer known as hronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML. Inflammation is an aspect of th...erapies is a dangerous blood cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML. More positively, the CML seen in the genetic strain of mice used in the study clos...

Three Molecular Triggers Threaten Leukemia Patients

...d and bone marrow samples of 188 adults with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and then followed the patients' pro...s been development of targeted therapy for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). The drug Gleevec and its successors inhibit one aberrant protein, increasing the med...

"Miracle" Cancer Drug Gleevec Can be Toxic to the Heart

...of the study, prompted by 10 patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) who developed severe congestive heart failure while taking Gleevec, appear July 23, 2006, in an advanced online edition of the journal Nature Medicine. “We found that the molecular target of the drug, the Abelson tyrosine kinase (ABL...

Scientists Isolate Leukemia Stem Cells in Mouse Model

...normal gene, MLL-AF9, which causes a type of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in humans, into partially committed mouse blood cells known as granulocyte macrophage progenitors, or GMPs. These genetically altered cells were injected into mice, which subsequently developed AML. Through several steps of purificat...

New Technique Identifies Unknown Genetic Mutations That Can Cause Cancer

...c, which Druker pioneered for treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia. Since its approval in 2001, Gleevec has made CML a much more manageable disease. A new drug to inhibit JAK3 is already in development elsewhere, and, eventually; Druker sees a market filled with a dozen or more tyrosine kinase inhibitors....

Little Makoda-Poster Girl For Leukemia Awareness Campaign Losses Her Battle Of Life

...ed with a rare type of blood cancer known as acute myelogenous leukemia, a year ago and had undergone at least five rounds of chemotherapy. After confirmation of the results in March, her story was made public with an urgent call requesting for donors for blood or bone marrow. Speaking to the media at that time ...

Mouse Models To Determine The Cause Of Aggressive Leukemia

... drug imatinib. Imatinib is used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), another blood cell cancer caused by the Bcr-Abl mutation. Hence the St. Jude study provided evidence that imatinib resistance in mouse models of ALL did not depend on the presence of Bcr-Abl and the loss of Arf genes in the cancer c...

Blood camp held in Alaska to save leukemic patients

...of survival. Every year about 50 cases of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) are being detected in Alaska. The main idea behind this drive is to ask for help to the native Alaskans to register in this blood drive. The reason is that they are a very small group and the donors make up about less than1% among the ...

Leukemia Can Be Cured By Garden Plant's Root

... pathway with regard to the progression of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) has reportedly been identified by US based scientists. They have also found out that an extract from the plant coleus forskohlii's root,// which is called forskolin can be used for suppressing the process. As many as 4,600 people in th...

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Has An Answer Now!

... to be helpful in inhibiting the growth of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) cells in cultures and mice by up to 90 percent.// Forskolin is prepared from the root of the plant coleus forskohlii, a native of India that is used as an alternative remedy in other countries, and as an ornamental plant in the US. C...

Chronic Exposure To Benzene May Result In Dysplasia

...ncy to progress on to bone marrow failure or acute myelogenous leukemia. Hematotoxicity following chronic benzene exposure has been recognized for over a century, although the mechanism remains unknown. This paper describes a novel form of bone marrow dysplasia in 23 workers exposed to high concent...

Treating Leukemia With Natural Cells

...a. A new study shows promising treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia // patients may lie in artificially stimulating natural killer cells from a patient’s family member. Researchers say this method could help treat patients with the highly fatal cancer of the bone marrow that has become resistant to standar...

Gleevec gets hopeful results

...ed the drug, Gleevec, for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia, a form of cancer that affects about 4,500 people in the USA each year. A study supports Gleevec's image as a potential cure for this kind of cancer, which, although cases are rare, can be deadly. // A new study adds to the evidence suggest...

Leukemia pill shows promise against stomach cancer

...c cases of GIST as it has been in treating chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Researchers reported 59 percent of patients with advanced-stage GIST went into remission and up to 75 percent showed some type of improvement with limited side effects. GIST accounts for about two percent of all abdominal cancers. I...

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