Latest Chronic myelogenous leukemia Stories
About one in five or six cases of adult leukemia in Western populations relates to so-called chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML.
Although significant progress has been made in treating chronic myeloid leukemia, the disease cannot yet be eliminated in all patients, and that challenge must be addressed.
Researchers from the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation's top 50 best hospitals for cancer, presented results from 31 major studies of blood-related cancers – leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma -- during the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, December 10-13, 2011 in San Diego.
A compound produced from fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells could lead to a cure for the disease.
One major obstacle in the fight against cancer is that anticancer drugs often affect normal cells in addition to tumor cells, resulting in significant side effects.
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