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Latest Precursor B-lymphoblastic leukemia Stories

2013-02-11 16:20:03

An international study coordinated at the IRCM finds a possible alternative treatment to significantly reduce the adverse effects of chemotherapy An international research team coordinated at the IRCM in Montréal found a possible alternative treatment for lymphoid leukemia. Led by Dr. Tarik Möröy, the IRCM´s President and Scientific Director, the team discovered a molecule that represents the disease´s “Achilles´ heel” and...

2012-03-08 01:04:19

Study will lead to new approaches in the treatment of pediatric cancers A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has developed the first "theranostic" agent for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). ALL is the most common type of childhood cancer diagnosed in approximately 5,000 new cases each year in the United States. The findings provide insight into pediatric oncology that specifically focuses on the development of "theranostic"...

2011-05-19 06:54:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --A team of scientists has just made a major discovery in the fight against hard-to-treat leukemia in children. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common form of childhood cancer. Until now, doctors have had a difficult time understanding how the cancer cells survive the most powerful modern cancer drugs. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco now say the basis for this drug resistance is BCL6, a protein that leukemia cells use to stay alive....

2011-01-18 16:41:27

Cyndia Charfi, a Ph. D student in biology at Universit© du Qu©bec à Montr©al (UQAM), supported by her thesis supervisors, Professor Ó°ric Rassart, and Adjunct Professor Elsy Edouard, UQAM, Department of Biological Sciences and BIOMED Research Centre, made a major breakthrough in research on B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia, a disease that occurs most commonly in children. She has successfully identified a gene that may facilitate the...

2010-06-16 22:23:57

Findings could lead to less invasive treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukemia A team of researchers from the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Universit© de Montr©al have defined for the first time the mechanism behind three cancer-causing genes in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Published in the journal Genes and Development, the findings offer insight on the complex interaction between the genes and their contributions to leukemia, thereby providing...


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