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Choosing CLL treatments for older patients

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review discussed the treatment options for older adults with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This article recommends that CLL patients should have a fitness test before starting treatments to determine which treatment would suit them best. Some background Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a blood and bone marrow disease....

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Long-term remission rates after treatment with second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined long-term remission rates after treatment with second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Researchers reported that second-generation TKIs can achieve lasting remission rates up to 48 months after the end of treatment. Some background Targeted therapy is the standard...

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Stem cell transplantation in chronic myeloid leukemia

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review discussed the role of stem cell transplantation in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Some background Stem cell (immature blood cell) transplantation (SCT) has had a long history in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Patients who have a matched donor (someone who is a close genetic match, such as a...

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Stem cell transplantation: Minimal residual disease response as a predictors of success

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the role of stem cell transplantation in adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients treated with pediatric-inspired chemotherapy. The study also explored whether minimal residual disease could help to predict which patients would benefit from stem cell transplant. Researchers reported that early minimal residual...

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Current treatment practices for childhood ALL

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined evidence on treatment practices for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Some background ALL is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphoblasts (a type of immature white blood cell). It is the most common type of childhood cancer. Advances in risk classification, supportive care, and...

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Unrelated umbilical cord blood as a valid alternative source for stem cell transplantation

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined different sources of allogenic (donor) stem cell transplantation for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients who are in first or second remission. Researchers reported no significant differences in survival across allogenic stem cell sources. In the absence of a matched related or unrelated adult donor,...

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