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Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants and kills some cancer cells

Researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a common and dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants.

Hematologic cancer drug prices not cost-effective, may compromise patient adherence

Hematologic cancer drug prices not cost-effective, may compromise patient adherence

Majority of existing drugs for hematologic cancers are priced too high to be considered cost-effective in the United States.

Combining targeted drug with chemotherapy prolongs life for patients with B-cell lymphoma

The combination of ibrutinib and chemotherapy (bendamustine and rituximab [BR]) was found to reduce the risk of death by nearly 80% in patients with previously treated CLL or SLL.

Attitudes, beliefs toward end-of-life care differ between hematologic, solid tumor specialists

Attitudes, beliefs toward end-of-life care differ between hematologic, solid tumor specialists

Survey compares attitudes and beliefs toward palliative care among hematologic versus solid tumor specialists.

Breastfeeding linked to lower childhood leukemia risk

Breastfeeding linked to lower childhood leukemia risk

One more potential benefit for breastfed babies, research suggests, is a lowered risk of childhood leukemia.

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