Latest Blood disorders Stories

2012-06-20 00:44:06

-An estimated 10,200 Americans will die of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 2012, so new ways of treating the disease are needed. -This study uses a novel class of experimental drugs to halt a process that helps AML cells develop and survive. -The findings show that the agent is promising and should be considered for clinical trials testing. A novel family of experimental agents that blocks a molecule from shuttling proteins out of the cell nucleus might offer a new treatment for people...

2012-06-18 23:16:24

Leukemia patients 16 to 39 have higher long-term survival rates, finds TAU researcher Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), usually found in pediatric patients, is far more rare and deadly in adolescent and adult patients. According to the National Marrow Donor Program, child ALL patients have a higher than 80 percent remission rate, while the recovery rate for adults stands at only 40 percent. In current practice, pediatric and young adult ALL patients undergo different treatment...

2012-06-18 05:43:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - NK/T-cell lymphoma is a very aggressive form of cancer, and currently has no effective treatment along with having a poor prognosis. This subtype of lymphoma is pretty rare in the United States, but is responsible for a large number of deaths in Asia, particularly China and Korea. A substantial proportion of NK/T-cell lymphomas harbor Janus Kinase 3 gene mutations. Patients with these lymphomas might benefit from treatment with a Janus Kinase inhibitor according to a...

2012-06-17 23:03:29

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society´s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) was represented once again during the Olympic Torch Relay. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2012 The London 2012 Olympic Games begin on July 22 and the Olympic Torch Relay is currently underway. Earlier this month, San Francisco Bay Area endurance sports training and charity program, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society´s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT), was represented once...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.