UNC Lineberger professor receives The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society grant for immunotherapy research
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD, was awarded a $600,000, three-year grant from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to support...
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Flowering Herb for Life: 4 Health Benefits of Chinese Skullcap
Chinese skullcap is a flowering herb used in Chinese medicine that has gained recognition for its role in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis...
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Gene Therapy to Treat Treatment- Resistant B-cell Leukemia
New gene therapy targeting a cell marker shows promise in treating treatment- resistant B-cell leukemia.
17 hours ago - Medindia Health
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...
20 hours ago - Orlando Sentinel - 2 articles
New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients
By genetically altering a patient's T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.
1 day ago - NY Times - 3 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...
1 day 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...
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A Not Uncommon Cause of Stroke Mimicker in Children
A 16 year old young man with history of acute lymphoblastic leukemia presented with acute onset of right hemibody and facial numbness, which progressed to right sided weakness...
7 days ago - Pediatric Neurology
A New Novel Mechanism can be Adopted in Antitumor Drugs
A surprising effect of well-known leukemia drug with an enzyme called L-asparaginase has been found. It mainly acts by preventing cancer cell division.
8 days ago - Medindia Health
FDA approves dasatinib for children with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia
The FDA expanded the indication for dasatinib to include the treatment of children with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase. The approval...
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'Partridge Family' Star David Cassidy Dead at 67
Musician and actor struggled with substance abuse and had been hospitalized in Florida.
We Can Shop Black Friday Sales From Home, And We Are Here For It
I love the holidays. I love the lights, the music, the food. I love the gift-giving, and baking, and eating. (Okay, I realize food is basically on there twice. It's been quite...
Heart failure kills more Brits than top four cancers
More of us are now developing the deadly condition than getting the four commonest forms of cancer, a major study from Oxford University shows.
Diabetes drug could heart transplant organ rejection
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London successfully repurposed a diabetes drug to prevent rejection without the side effects of current immunosuppressive drugs.
4 Holiday Texts That Get It Right About Invisible Disabilities
By Linda Williams, Ph.D. | Invisible Disability Project This time of year can be especially difficult for those of us with
Sleeping on Back May Increase Risk of Stillbirth
The supine going-to-sleep position is associated with 2.3 times increased risk of stillbirth after 28 weeks of gestation period.
Sugar industry blocked research linking sucrose to cancer
The researchers at the University of California at San Francisco say that, had this paper been published in 1968, it would have led to scrutiny and even regulation of sugar by...
Self-harm has surged among teen girls, CDC data shows
Rates of teens' self-harm in the US, especially among girls, have been rising significantly in recent years, according to new data on emergency room visits from the CDC.
After 8th Child Dies, IKEA Steps Up Dresser Recall
The furniture retailer first announced the recall in 2016.
Experts warn there is a new variant to metabolic problems: Type 3c diabetes...
Misdiagnosing another form of diabetes, called type 3c diabetes or pancreatogenic diabetes, as type 2 diabetes, is making patients sicker by undergoing the wrong treatment...