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ASCO: Chronic leukemia treatment transformation is cancer advance of the year

ASCO: Chronic leukemia treatment transformation is cancer advance of the year

The ASCO has announced that the transformation of treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is its Cancer Advance of the Year.

Test predicts response to treatment for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)

A new test may reveal which patients will respond to treatment for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a serious complication that can arise from stem cell SCT.

Risk for leukemia after treatment for early stage breast cancer higher than reported

According to results of a new, retrospective study, the risk of developing leukemia after radiation therapy or chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer is double that previously reported.

Oral inhibitor shows clinical activity in poor-prognosis acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)

An oral targeted agent has shown encouraging activity and limited side effects in patients with treatment-resistant or relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), according to research.

New kind of targeted drug is promising for patients with leukemia

Patients with advanced leukemia, when treated with a new type of cancer therapy that blocks mutated IDH2 protein, showed dramatic results in a clinical trial.

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