No Longer a Bitter Pill to Swallow
Gleevec ( imatinib ) is among the most widely prescribed medications to treat chronic myeloid leukemia ( CML ) in both children and adults. Problem is, it's really hard for kids to swallow this oral medication, but that's about to change.
Does Chemotherapy Cause Cancer to Return?
Most patients with acute myeloid leukemia will undergo chemotherapy to treat the disease. But this treatment may be causing harm as well as helping, according to a new study.
Fish Oil Possible Solution for Leukemia
You've heard about the health benefits of fish oil. What this oil contains - Omega 3 fatty acids - are good for your heart, joints, eyes and brain. Researchers think a compound found in the natural substance may be able to fight off a type of cancer.
Immune Cells Tactics: Divide and Conquer
Scientists understand the big picture of how vaccines work in the body but not all the specifics at the cellular level. Now they have discovered one more piece of the puzzle.
Waging War Against Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
A possible new front runner is emerging in the drug war against chronic myeloid leukemia ( CML ). While still considered experimental, this drug is showing itself to be a powerful agent against advanced forms of the disease.
Unlocking Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Resistance
Gleevec ( imatinib ) has transformed the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia ( CML ). The problem is, this drug stops working at some point in many patients. A drug under development, combined with another currently available medication, may offer patients new options.
It doesn't happen commonly, though some diseases can present themselves as other diseases. Scientists now know this sometimes happens with two forms of leukemia.
Which is Better for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia?
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia ( CML ) has some amazing treatment options for patients. The disease has proven to respond well to three drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. An ongoing trial is looking to see which of two of these drugs is most effective.
Improving Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Treatment
Since its introduction some years ago, Gleevec ( imatinib ) has been the drug of choice for treating patients newly diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia ( CML ).
Stem Cells Age Too
Everything ages over time. And human stem cells are no exception. Understanding this aging process may help explain why the elderly are more susceptible to infections and certain cancers.