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Weakness of leukemic stem cells discovered

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Graphic: Petri dish with a tube of blood [05/08/2014] Despite improved therapy, only one out of every two adult patients survive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). A team of Frankfurt-based researchers discovered that these cells do have a weakness: The enzyme 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) plays a significant role in the survival of leukaemic AML stem cells. Weakness of leukemic stem cells discovered - Read more

New Project: Genetic Modification of Cancer Cells

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Photo: Structure of the Dnmt3a DNA methyl transferase [25/03/2014] Tumour cells shut down certain genes in the course of the progressing degeneration or mutate these, a process that considerably accelerates the growth of the tumour. An important role is played by DNA methyl transferase (Dnmts). A research group at the Chair for Biochemistry at the University of Stuttgart is investigating the influence of mutations in Dnmt3a, that are observed in many leukaemias.New Project: Genetic Modification of Cancer Cells - Read more

Infections: Immune Cells Regulate Blood Stem Cells

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Photo: Blood stem cells [24/02/2014] Researchers in Bern have discovered that, during a viral infection, immune cells control the blood stem cells in the bone marrow and therefore also the body's own defenses. The findings could allow for new forms of therapy, such as for bone marrow diseases like leukemia.Infections: Immune Cells Regulate Blood Stem Cells - Read more

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Resistant to Drug Treatment

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Photo: Collage of medical topics [09/10/2013] Cancer researchers of the Max Delbrück Center Berlin-Buch, have identified a molecular mechanism of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) that causes the disease to progress and become resistant to drug treatment. In a study, Doctor Marina and Professor Achim Leutz report that these two processes in CML are directly associated with each other due to crosstalk between two cellular signaling pathways. Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Resistant to Drug Treatment - Read more

Leukemia: High Treatment Costs Harming Patients

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Photo: Blood clots [29/04/2013] The increasing cost of treatments for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the United States has reached unsustainably high levels and may be leaving many patients under- or untreated because they cannot afford care, according to a study.Leukemia: High Treatment Costs Harming Patients - Read more

Leukemia: New Drug Combination Therapy Developed

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Photo: Blood clots [19/04/2013] A new, pre-clinical study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center suggests that a novel drug combination could lead to profound leukemia cell death by disrupting the function of two major pro-survival proteins.Leukemia: New Drug Combination Therapy Developed - Read more

New Drug: Risk from Bone Marrow Transplant Halved

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Photo: Immune cells [11/12/2012] A new class of drugs reduced the risk of patients contracting a serious and often deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplant treatments, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.New Drug: Risk from Bone Marrow Transplant Halved - Read more

Leukemia: Therapeutic Targets Identified

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Photo: Leukemia cells [30/10/2012] New insight into the aggressive behavior of certain adult B-acute lymphoblastic leukemias has provided researchers with a potential new prognostic biomarker and a promising new therapeutic target.Leukemia: Therapeutic Targets Identified - Read more

No Advantage: Blood Stem Cells Versus Bone Marrow

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[22/10/2012] Doctor Claudio Anasetti of the Department of Blood & Marrow Transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center, and colleagues from 47 research sites conducted a two-year clinical trial comparing two-year survival probabilities for patients transplanted with peripheral blood stem cells or bone marrow stem cells from unrelated donors.No Advantage: Blood Stem Cells Versus Bone Marrow - Read more

Blood Cancer: Double Assault on Tough Types of Leukemias

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[24/09/2012] Investigators at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have identified two promising therapies to treat patients with acute megakaryocytic leukemia (AMKL), a rare form of leukemia where the number of cases is expected to increase with the aging population.Blood Cancer: Double Assault on Tough Types of Leukemias - Read more

Leukaemia: Marker Distinguishes More-Aggressive Form

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[15/06/2012] People newly diagnosed with chronic leukaemia must often wait to learn if they have a faster- or slower-progressing form of the disease. This study identified a molecular marker that quickly helps to distinguish which form a patient has. The findings could enable patients with aggressive disease to start treatment sooner.Leukaemia: Marker Distinguishes More-Aggressive Form - Read more

Kidney Cancer: Immune Therapy Shows Promise

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[06/06/2012] An antibody that helps a person's own immune system battle cancer cells shows increasing promise in reducing tumours in patients with advanced kidney cancer, according to researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre.Kidney Cancer: Immune Therapy Shows Promise - Read more

Chromosome: Sequencing Technology Decodes DNA Folding Pattern

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[12/04/2012] Using a powerful DNA sequencing methodology, researchers at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have now investigated the three-dimensional structure of DNA folds in the nucleus of a chromosome. The findings provide scientists with a greater understanding about the basic principles of DNA folding and its role in gene regulation.Chromosome: Sequencing Technology Decodes DNA Folding Pattern - Read more

Discovery: Processes Leading to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

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[31/01/2012] Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have discovered a molecular pathway that may explain how a particularly deadly form of cancer develops. The discovery may lead to new cancer therapies that reprogram cells instead of killing them. Discovery: Processes Leading to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia - Read more

Blood Cancer: Leukaemia Cells Are “Bad to the Bone”

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[30/01/2012] University of Rochester Medical Centre researchers have discovered new links between leukaemia cells and cells involved in bone formation, offering a fresh perspective on how the blood cancer progresses and raising the possibility that therapies for bone disorders could help in the treatment of leukaemia.Blood Cancer: Leukaemia Cells Are “Bad to the Bone” - Read more

Leukaemia: Drug Kills Cancerous T-Cells While Sparing Normal Immunity

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[26/01/2012] Leukemic cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (L-CTCL) is a leukaemia arising from T-cells, a type of white blood cell. This cancer can involve the skin and other organs, and patients often die within three years. Researchers of Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) report a new study that low-dose Campath not only treats patients with L-CTCL but does so without increasing their risk of infections.Leukaemia: Drug Kills Cancerous T-Cells While Sparing Normal Immunity - Read more

Cells: Separating a Cancer Prevention Drug from Heart Disease Risk

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[15/09/2011] Several clinical studies have shown that taking the anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib can reduce the risk of developing polyps that lead to colon cancers, at the cost of increasing the risk of heart disease. Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have identified a way that celecoxib pushes cancer cells into suicide, separately from its known effects.Cells: Separating a Cancer Prevention Drug from Heart Disease Risk - Read more

Radiation Sickness: "There is no specific treatment"

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[08/09/2011] Many years ago in Chernobyl, now Fukushima (Japan) - when it comes to nuclear accidents, human lives are in danger. Not only in the moment of the accident, but for many years later. Because the disease-causing rays have a life-long effect on our health and can be the cause of cancer even in the following generation.Radiation Sickness: "There is no specific treatment" - Read more

Leukaemia: Researchers Found Mechanism That Can Help Design Future Therapies

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[06/09/2011] An international team of researchers has found a group of mutations involved in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL), and showed that certain drugs, already in clinical use to treat other diseases, can eliminate the cells carrying these mutations.Leukaemia: Researchers Found Mechanism That Can Help Design Future Therapies - Read more

Cellular Migration: Dance as a Minuet or a Mosh?

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[23/05/2011] The physical forces that guide how cells migrate—how they manage to get from place to place in a coordinated fashion inside the living body— are poorly understood. Scientists have, for the first time, devised a way to measure these forces during collective cellular migration. Cellular Migration: Dance as a Minuet or a Mosh? - Read more

Identification: A Key to Fight Drug-Resistant Leukemia

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[20/05/2011] An international team led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and joined by scientists of the Freiburg excellence cluster BIOSS – Centre for Biological Signalling Studies, has now identified a protein called BCL6 which plays a key role in the development of drug-resistance in leukemia. Identification: A Key to Fight Drug-Resistant Leukemia - Read more

Genetic Conspirators: Development of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

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[28/03/2011] Researchers have described how the most common gene mutation found in acute myeloid leukaemia starts the process of cancer development and how it can cooperate with a well-defined group of other mutations to cause full-blown leukaemia.Genetic Conspirators: Development of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia - Read more

Young Leukemia Patients: Chemotherapy Can Boost Survival

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[22/12/2010] Research will likely impact how acute lymphoblastic leukemia is treated in young adults and shows older adolescent age does not dictate worse outcomes against the most common childhood cancer.Young Leukemia Patients: Chemotherapy Can Boost Survival - Read more

X-rays: Linked to Increased Childhood Leukemia Risk?

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[06/10/2010] Diagnostic X-rays may increase the risk of developing childhood leukemia, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health. X-rays: Linked to Increased Childhood Leukemia Risk? - Read more

Chronic Leukemia: Successful Using Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplation

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[14/07/2010] The transplantation of stem cellsf (allogeneic) offers the chance of cure for patients with an aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), irrespective of genetic prognostic factors. The German CLL Study Group proved this in a multicentric clinical phase II study. Chronic Leukemia: Successful Using Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplation - Read more

Cancer: Mortality Declines Unequally

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[03/12/2009] New figures on cancer in Europe show a steady decline in mortality but big variations, between countries and between men and women.Cancer: Mortality Declines Unequally - Read more

Blood-Cancer: Adolescents with Leukemias Live Longer Today

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[28/08/2009] Adolescents and young adults who were recently diagnosed with blood-related cancers have better long-term survival rates than those who were diagnosed in the 1980s. Blood-Cancer: Adolescents with Leukemias Live Longer Today - Read more

Blood: Gene Protects Against Leukaemia

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[16/04/2009] Researchers have identified a gene that controls the rapid production and differentiation of the stem cells that produce all blood cell types - a discovery that could lead to better treatments for leukaemia.Blood: Gene Protects Against Leukaemia - Read more

Leukaemia: Cells Can Suppress Immune Reaction

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[24/10/2008] In the future, bone marrow transfer to patients with leukaemia could be more secure. Mice experiments have shown that certain cells of the immune system can suppress the dangerous side effects resulting from treatment. Leukaemia: Cells Can Suppress Immune Reaction - Read more