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Good news for young patients with a leukemia subtype with poor prognosis

For younger patients with an acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) subtype, modifying treatment based on chemotherapy response can make a vital difference.

Novel drug safe for patients with leukemia

Results of a phase I clinical trial showed that a new drug targeting mitochondrial function in human cancer cells was safe and showed some efficacy in a heavily pretreated cohort of patients.

For Ph-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may be effective

For Ph-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may be effective

Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may be effective for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

High-risk leukemia subtype becomes more common with age

Many young adults with the most common form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a high-risk subtype with a poor prognosis and could benefit from drugs used to treat other types of leukemia.

Weekend hospitalization linked to longer stays for pediatric patients with leukemia

Weekend hospital admission for pediatric patients with newly diagnosed leukemia is associated with a longer length of stay, slightly longer wait to start chemotherapy, and higher risk for respiratory failure.

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