Latest Children With Leukaemia Stories

2008-07-09 21:00:08

AS RECENTLY as 15 to 20 years ago, blood cancers were terminal afflictions. Today, the prognosis for patients with leukaemia and certain types of lymphoma is much brighter. There is confirmation of the progress made in identifying and treating leukaemia in research published in the British Journal of Cancer predicting that roughly three-quarters of the children diagnosed with the disease recently will be cured. Leukaemia can be diagnosed at any age. Given that it is particularly prevalent in...

2008-06-19 18:00:00

By Jule Wilson SCIENTISTS in Newcastle have developed a breakthrough cancer drug which early tests suggest is 10 times more effective in fighting leukaemia. A team of experts at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, based at Newcastle University, have made the huge leap in improving treatment for the most common adult leukaemia in the UK, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). With the help of funding from the blood cancer charity Leukaemia Research, Dr Elaine Willmore and her team...

2008-04-29 00:55:00

Children may be reducing their risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), the most common type of leukemia, by almost 30 percent simply by attending daycare, scientists said on Tuesday.Researchers said that playgroups could help children by introducing them to certain infections at an early age, although they admitted that their review did not identify how early social contact prevents against infections.The group of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley...

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