Most adolescents, young adults with leukemia subtype treated with therapies meant for adults
ATLANTA - The number of adolescents and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated with pediatric-inspired chemotherapy regimens appears to be quite low, according...
1 day ago - Healio
Three things health execs need to know about CAR T-cell therapy
Frederick Locke, MD, a medical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, is excited that Gilead's Yescarta , developed by Kite Pharma, was approved by the FDA in October for the...
1 day ago - Managed Healthcare Executive - 2 articles
Invasive fungal infections uncommon among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
ATLANTA - A small percentage of children, adolescents and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated with the UKALL2011 protocol developed invasive fungal...
7 days ago - Healio
My Mom Died Last Year, And This Is What I've Learned Since Then
My mom lost her battle with leukemia just over a year ago. Now, as in then, it seems surreal that 35 years is all I'll get with her. We canceled a weekend trip, literally...
8 days ago - Scary Mommy
Australian researchers develop new risk scoring system to predict childhood leukemia relapse
Australian researchers have developed a new risk scoring system for children with leukemia based on missing DNA fragments or 'microdeletions'.
13 days ago - News Medical - 3 articles
Encephalitis and Thalamic Injury From Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus in Children on Treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
West Nile Virus , a member of the Flavivirus family, is an arbovirus of increasing clinical significance in the United States. It causes asymptomatic infection in approximately...
19 days ago - Pediatric Neurology
The Effectiveness of Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Children with Acute Leukemia
The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine for the prevention of laboratory-confirmed influenza and...
24 days ago - The Journal of Pediatrics
Toddler receives life-saving bone-marrow transplant from baby brother
Grant Gibbens celebrated his first birthday last November in the playroom of Florida Hospital for Children. There were no other kids to play with. Grant's immune system was too...
26 days ago - Orlando Sentinel - 2 articles
New cell therapy for relapsed leukemia patients, suggested by clinical trial
A significant proportion of children and young adults with treatment-resistant B-cell leukemia who participated in a small study achieved remission with the help of a new form...
26 days ago - ScienceDaily - 3 articles
Oncologists must be prepared to inform patients about risks, benefits of CAR T-cell therapies
David L. Porter NEW YORK - As treatment options for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and other B-cell malignancies continue to evolve, it is important for general oncologists to...
1 month ago - Healio
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Elevated Blood Glucose Levels may Pose Heart Defect Risk to Infants
Elevated blood glucose levels during early pregnancy may increase the risk of congenital heart disease in infants even if the mother is nondiabetic.
Your memory is best when thinking about your children
Binghampton University in New York has found that human memory is better when we are thinking about raising our children, new research suggests
Zika babies in Brazil struggle to sit, see, hear or talk
The CDC has tracked the progress of 19 babies with Zika-related microcephaly since birth and reports that as they approach their second birthdays, most face significant...
Children exposed to air pollution are at risk of asthma
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University found a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions increases youngsters under 11's risk of the lung condition by 1.3...
Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved Kids
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