With Gleevec, Cancer Patients Can Hope To Live 10 More Years
A 2001-FDA approved cancer drug, Gleevec, has been hailed as the new wonder drug for adding at least 10 more years to the lives of cancer patients. Also known as imatinib, the drug was developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a targeted drug to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that no additional health risks have been found for the drug nearly 17 years after its introduction into the market.
This Is How A Trip To Mars Can Give You Leukemia; NASA-Backed Study Reveals
Considering that a lot of space enthusiasts are very much eager to explore the red planet, how can a trip to Mars give a person potential health risks? What’s the truth behind claims that the radiation on Mars can result to leukemia? Here’s what experts have to say
Leukemia Treatment: New Combination Of Drugs To Battle Blood Cancer
Study revealed that combining obinutuzumab with TLR7 activation can enhance survival of mice with blood cancer. Researchers are now using this combination for developing leukemia treatment.
Cancer Treatment: Best Therapy Found On Cancer's Genetic Script
Researchers create a tool which gives doctors the best personalized cancer treatment options for patients based on their genetic features.
Mom Of Cancer Patient Accused Of Injecting Feces Into Son's IV
A mom from Indiana, who is accused of injecting her son’s IV line with feces, is awaiting trial. Her 15-year-old son was being treated for cancer, and her action several infections that delayed treatment.
The Decrease And Increase In Mortality Rate Of Kids Due To Brain Cancer
Nowadays, more and more kids are suffering from diseases especially cancer. In fact, brain cancer has replaced leukemia as the number one leading cause of death of children in America.
Cancer: Blood Leukemia Genes Identified
Genes that cause acute myeloid leukemia are identified by scientists.