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Chemotherapy-related Bone Loss in Children With ALL Occurs Earlier Than Previously Assumed

Chemotherapy-related Bone Loss in Children With ALL Occurs Earlier Than Previously Assumed

Significant bone loss in children receiving chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) occurs during the first month of treatment.

Dasatinib, Nilotinib, Ponatinib Increase Vascular Occlusive Events

Dasatinib, Nilotinib, Ponatinib Increase Vascular Occlusive Events

Dasatinib, nilotinib, and ponatinib, used in the treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) increase vascular occlusive events.

Study Evaluates Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin in Older Patients With AML

Study Evaluates Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin in Older Patients With AML

First-line monotherapy with low-dose gemtuzumab ozogamicin significantly improved overall survival compared with best supportive care.

Bone Marrow vs PBSCs: Preference of Stem Cell Source for Bone Marrow Failure Varies Worldwide

Bone Marrow vs PBSCs: Preference of Stem Cell Source for Bone Marrow Failure Varies Worldwide

Sources of stem cells used to treat bone marrow failure vary around the world, with bone marrow harvest more commonly used in areas with more resources. PBSCs are more commonly used in regions with limited resources.

Blood Test Could Help Predict Acute Myeloid Leukemia Recurrence

Blood Test Could Help Predict Acute Myeloid Leukemia Recurrence

A simple blood test can identify post-chemo patients with the NPM1 gene mutation.

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