Latest Blood disorders Stories

2012-05-17 12:14:34

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researcher leads trial of ALK inhibitor in neuroblastoma, lymphoma A pill designed to zero in on abnormal genes that drive specific cancers has produced encouraging early results in children with an uncommon but aggressive type of lymphoma, as well as in children with a rare form of neuroblastoma. A phase 1 clinical trial of the drug crizotinib achieved remissions, with minimal side effects, for 10 of the children participating in a clinical study...

2012-05-17 11:04:24

-Standard treatment for chronic leukemia is too harsh for many older patients. -Early clinical trials testing indicates that these patients respond well to the experimental drug ibrutinib. -This agent merits further testing as a first-line therapy for older chronic-leukemia patients. The experimental drug ibrutinib (PCI-32765) shows great promise for the treatment of older patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to interim findings from a clinical trial. The phase...

2012-05-14 22:41:25

A study has identified microRNA-3151 as a new independent prognostic marker in certain patients with acute leukemia. The study involves patients with acute myeloid leukemia and normal-looking chromosomes(CN-AML). The study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James) found that when microRNA-3151 (miR-3151) is overexpressed in CN-AML, the disease responds...

2012-05-11 12:03:58

Rituximab seems to only help cases that respond to standard therapies Highlights: Children with a particular kidney immune disorder that is unresponsive to standard treatments do not benefit from the immune drug rituximab. Additional studies are needed to fully understand the disease and to develop effective therapies for hard-to-treat cases. The drug rituximab, an antibody that targets the immune system and is often used to treat immune disorders such as lymphoma and arthritis, has...

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