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Breastfeeding may decrease risk of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Breastfeeding may decrease risk of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Breastfeeding a child may reduce that child's risk of developing pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Presence of protein marks toxicity in leukemia

Presence of protein marks toxicity in leukemia

Presence of this protein indicates a likely toxicity effect associated with chemotherapy in acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Gene variant increases risk and severity of nerve disorder linked to vincristine

Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a certain gene variant experienced a higher incidence and severity of peripheral neuropathy after receiving treatment with the cancer drug vincristine, according to a study.

Reasons behind ibrutinib discontinuation among patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

A tenth of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) discontinued therapy with the Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib because of disease progression during clinical trials, according to a study.

Genetic mutations found in leukemia increase with age

Genetic mutations found in leukemia increase with age

An increase in genetic mutations that could trigger leukemia seems to be a part of aging, according to a new study, but just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop.

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