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2011-06-16 14:34:00

WHITE PLAINS, NY, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is committed to bringing the most current information about blood cancers to all patients and is pleased to announce a unique educational opportunity for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and their families. On Tuesday, June 21 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Eastern Time, Dr. Susan O'Brien, an international leukemia expert from The University of Texas MD Anderson...

2011-06-13 16:01:52

A paper published online on June 13 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org) identifies new gene mutations in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)"”a disease often associated with lack of response to chemotherapy and poor overall survival. CLL is the most common leukemia in the Western world, but the disease varies greatly from patient to patient with regard to prognosis, survival, and disease course. In attempt to understand the genetic basis for this...

2011-05-26 12:22:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is committed to bringing the most current information about blood cancers to all patients and is pleased to announce a unique educational opportunity for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and their families. On Tuesday, June 21 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Eastern Time, Dr. Susan O'Brien, an international leukemia expert from The University of Texas MD Anderson...

2010-12-07 19:04:55

Potential mechanism identified In research to be presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston offer a new explanation of why chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) tends to recur in the lymph nodes and bone marrow after being cleared from the bloodstream by chemotherapy. Their findings will be reported during in an oral session on Monday, Dec. 6, at 4:45 p.m. in room 315 of the Orange County Convention Center. To...

2010-07-01 17:05:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allogeneic (donor-derived) stem cell transplant (alloSCT) may be a promising option for patients with treatment-resistant chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), regardless of the patient's underlying genetic abnormalities, according to the results of a study published online today in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology. About 15,000 new CLL cases were diagnosed in the United States in 2009 and about 4,000 deaths were...

2009-02-20 08:30:00

Study published in New England Journal of Medicine employs Quest Diagnostics' blood-based leukemia testing MADISON, N.J., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Testing of blood specimens may detect abnormal white blood cells in patients years before the chronic form of lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) develops, according to research published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The finding may lead to a better understanding of cellular changes that characterize the earliest...

2008-06-18 09:00:08

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Memgen jointly announced an agreement today to collaborate on a new Phase I clinical trial. The trial will use Memgen's ISF35, an active immunotherapy approach for treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Based on its alliance with LLS, Memgen plans to begin a Phase I clinical trial this year for up to 12 patients who have 17p-, refractory or resistant CLL with limited therapeutic options....

2005-12-21 10:50:15

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Green tea may help treat a form of adulthood leukemia, if the cases of four patients are any indication, according to a new report. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, found that of four patients who started drinking green tea or taking green tea extracts, three showed clear improvements in their condition in the following months. The patients all had chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, a form of leukemia that usually...

2005-12-21 10:50:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Green tea may help treat a form of adulthood leukemia, if the cases of four patients are any indication, according to a new report. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, found that of four patients who started drinking green tea or taking green tea extracts, three showed clear improvements in their condition in the following months. The patients all had chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, a form of leukemia that usually arises during...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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