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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.

CPI-613 safe and somewhat efficacious for patients with leukemia

CPI-613 safe and somewhat efficacious for patients with leukemia

CPI-613 safe and somewhat efficacious for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory leukemia.

Natural killer cells battle pediatric leukemia

Natural killer cells battle pediatric leukemia

A select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the laboratory, creating a horde of natural killer cells that can be used to target and destroy the cancer cells.

Major breakthrough in understanding acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Major breakthrough in understanding acute lymphoblastic leukemia

By analyzing the DNA sequence of patients at different stages of leukemia, researchers have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukemia of the acute lymphoblastic type, the most common childhood cancer.

Pediatric patients with leukemia have longer stay if admitted on weekend

Pediatric patients with leukemia have longer stay if admitted on weekend

Weekend admission for pediatric patients with leukemia associated with a longer length of stay.

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