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2013-11-14 11:32:11

Adult patients with a type of cancer known as Burkitt lymphoma had excellent long-term survival rates—upwards of 90 percent—following treatment with low-intensity chemotherapy regimens, according to a new clinical trial finding. Standard treatment for Burkitt lymphoma involves high-dose chemotherapy, which has a high rate of toxicity, including death, and cures only 60 percent of adult patients. This trial was conducted by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the...

2012-11-13 12:20:30

In the first broad genetic landscape mapped of a Burkitt lymphoma tumor, scientists at Duke Medicine and their collaborators identified 70 mutations, including several that had not previously been associated with cancer and a new one that was unique to the disease. Findings from the genetic sequencing of Burkitt lymphoma, an aggressive form of lymphoma, could be used to develop new drugs or aim existing therapies at mutations known to be susceptible. The researchers published their...

2011-03-07 15:02:13

Burkitt's lymphoma is one of the most aggressive tumors affecting humans. Multiple alterations in genes that regulate cell proliferation rate explain its aggressive behavior. A new study reveals new molecular insight into the understanding and treatment of Burkitt`s lymphoma. The new finding concentrates on a genetic locus -- a piece of DNA with one or more genes which is the specific location of a gene or DNA sequence on a chromosome -- called INK4a/ARF locus. This locus encodes two...

2009-03-16 07:20:00

Episodic adventure series results from a life of creative writings and author's battle with Burkitt's Lymphoma HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Patterson has spent the last three years of his life fighting a deadly, aggressive and extremely rare cancer called Burkitt's Lymphoma. After numerous treatments of painful chemotherapy, nine grueling spinal taps, mounting financial debt, and constant worry for his family's future, Patterson has survived. Now, Patterson is...


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