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Chemotherapy-free treatment a possibility for leukemia/lymphoma

Patients with terminal forms of leukemia and lymphoma who have run out of treatment options could soon benefit from a new drug, which not only puts an end to chemotherapy and has virtually no side effects.

Experts praise CLL trial for including elderly with coexisting conditions

A German study of a new drug therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia was praised because the majority of the patients enrolled were elderly and had other, coexisting health issues.

Genetically modified T cells eradicate advanced leukemia

The largest clinical study ever conducted to date of patients with advanced leukemia found that 88% achieved complete remission after being treated with genetically modified versions of their own immune cells.

Promising new approach discovered to treat leukemia

Promising new approach discovered to treat leukemia

A group of researchers discovered a promising new approach to treating leukemia by disarming a gene that is responsible for tumor progression.

Complete recovery from hairy cell leukemia after vemurafenib treatment

Vemurafenib, a BRAF inhibitor that has been approved as a treatment for advanced melanomas, has also proved successful in treating hairy cell leukemia.

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