Towards New Treatments for Infant Cancer
Babies can be born with cancer that developed in the mother’s womb. One such cancer is a disease with a long name: infantile myofibromatosis (IM).
Cancer Rx Prices Too High!
Today, people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are leading pretty much normal lives. They can thank a variety of medications for being alive.
FDA Approves New GIST Rx
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a medication to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) that can’t be removed with surgery, have spread or no longer respond to existing therapies.
Children With Leukemia Have New Rx
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common blood cancer found in children. It’s diagnosed in nearly 3,000 children in the United States every year and can progress quickly if left untreated. These kids now have a new treatment option.
The Knife Helps Cancer Patients Make the Cut
When cancer starts to grow after treatment, it usually means genetic changes in the cancer cells have taken place. Targeted therapies designed to go after specific mutations stop working against the new changes. Now there is “provocative evidence” of an effective way to combat this biology.
Attacking Leukemia Resistance
Chronic myeloid leukemia ( CML ) is a tricky cancer because it can respond well to initial therapy, but then that drug sometimes stops working. The same thing can happen when different – second-line – drugs are used. The reason for this is that the disease tends to keep changing or mutating.
New Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Drug
Chronic myeloid leukemia often responds to first-line treatment. Gleevec ( imatinib ) is the standard first-line medication. The disease usually quiets for a time, then comes back. A new drug has been approved to treat this blood and bone marrow cancer.
Monitoring the Monitoring of CML Patients
When monitored and managed properly, the outlook is quite good for people living with chronic myeloid leukemia ( CML ). There are three targeted therapies that are effective in controlling this disease. One of the keys to success is close monitoring.
Young People with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Since targeted therapies known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) have been in use, the outlook for people diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia has improved dramatically. Unfortunately, this trend isn't true for all patients.
With CML, Third Time Can Be a Charm
The course of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has changed substantially thanks to the use of a class of drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). How these drugs are being used is changing too.