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.
Childhood Leukemia and Fertility Rx
Roughly one percent of the 4 million children born in the U.S. every year are conceived through in vitro fertilization ( IVF ). According to the CDC, just over 47,000 IVF children were born in 2010.
It's Normal Aging - Not Cancer
Our cells are constantly changing, just like we are. These include mutations that occur over a lifetime, all of which are part of normal aging. Add in a few more mutations, though, and you've got cancer.
Leukemia and Workplace Chemicals
Benzene is a chemical that's used in a number of industrial processes. People who are exposed to this chemical in the workplace may have increased cancer risks.
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.
New Path to Fight Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Leukemia is a disease of the blood cells. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is seen as an explosion of cancer cells in the bone marrow.
Sprycel Picks Up the Pieces
With all the differences that can occur on a molecular level between one person and another, it shouldn't be surprising that a medication may not work as well for everyone.
Screenwriter Nora Ephron Passed Away
Screenwriter and filmmaker, Nora Ephron , has died after battling leukemia. She was 71.
Chemotherapy Tag Team
Drug resistance remains a significant problem in cancer treatment. The contrast of smashing success early on makes any treatment failure later on even more baffling.
How to Protect a Soft Heart
The legacy of childhood cancer, in addition to never being quite sure if the cancer is gone for good, also includes the literal scars from treatment.