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Targeting CD20 in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Targeting CD20 in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

[Blood and Lymphatic Cancer: Targets and Therapy] The article discusses the history, use, and evolution of rituximab in the treatment of CLL and examines the next generation CD20 antibodies ofatumumab and obinutuzumab.

Transitioning High-Dose AML Chemo to Outpatient Setting Improves Quality of Life

Transitioning High-Dose AML Chemo to Outpatient Setting Improves Quality of Life

Transitioning a long-standing intensive chemotherapy regimen for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to the outpatient setting is safe and feasible.

Researchers develop potential drug for rare leukemia

Researchers have developed a new drug that shows potential as a treatment for a rare type of acute leukemia, according to a recent study.

Study pinpoints genetic cause of increased leukemia risk

Study pinpoints genetic cause of increased leukemia risk

A mutation of the gene ETV6 has been pinpointed as the heritable, genetic cause of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to a study.

Promising drug offers new paradigm for treating leukemia

Promising drug offers new paradigm for treating leukemia

Researchers have developed a compound that delays leukemia in mice and kills leukemia cells in human tissue samples, which gives hope it could be used to improve regular leukemia therapy.

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