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If chronic myeloid leukemia is a chronic leukemia, why does it have immature cells? by pathologystudent Posted Wed 19 May 2010 5:31pm Q. If the chronic leukemias have lots of mature cells, and the acute leukemias have immature cells, then how come chronic myeloid leukemia has lots of immature cells? Seems like it belongs in the acute leukemia category! A. I think the best way to look at it is to oversimplify it a little, to get at the basics, and then put in a litt ... Read on »
New Targeted Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia by Posted Sun 09 Sep 2012 8:00pm Description of Invention: The invention describes the use of benzodiazepine compounds for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Specifically, the compounds can be used to treat core binding factor (CBF) leukemias, which are a subgroup of leukemia associated with the generation of ... Read on »
Refractory Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia: Role of Stem Cell Transplantation by Mark Levin Posted Fri 18 Nov 2011 10:48am Although acute lymphoblastic leukemia is curable in one third of adult patients, results vary greatly on account of different clinical, immunologic, and cytogenetic/genetic characteristics. These data, along with the kinetics of response to early treatment, help establish the individual risk class with considerable accuracy, and support risk ... Read on »
More on Hailey Kent and her battle with Leukemia by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:20am   Photo by Dana Rene Bowler Hailey Joy Kent was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia when she was about 3 months old. She underwent a stem cell transplant to help fight the disease; there is always the chance of a relapse. I wanted to add more information for those of you following the Hailey Kent story I posted on May 30th. You ... Read on »
Hailey Kent and her battle with Leukemia by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:20am I was asked to post this...if you would like any other information, please visit the SMO website using the link below. Thank you Sharon You may have read about little Hailey Kent and her battle with Leukemia on Surrogate Mothers Onlinehttp://www.SurroMom There are links on ... Read on »
Living with Leukemia by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 27 Oct 2009 5:08pm A friend of mine, happily a really good writer, is living with chronic leukemia. Today, it’s a treatable disease, but only for the rich or the poor. If you are poor and are on ACCCHS (Arizona’s Medicaid ) Gleevec, the miracle drug that has converted leukemia from a death sentence to a chronic condition, can be covered depending on who yo ... Read on »
Shortage of Leukemia Drug Cytarabine Serious as Some Hospitals Turn Patients Away And They Will Die Without the Drug by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 15 Apr 2011 10:49am There is no alternative treatment to be used for the drug.  Oncologists across the country are concerned and some of the hospitals that are turning patients away or having scarce supplies include the City of Hope, Cedars Sinai, Johns Hopkins and Massachusetts General Hospital.  There’s quite a number on the list.  Injectable drugs seem to ... Read on »
No Evidence of Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Viruses in Live Attenuated Human Vaccines by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Jan 2012 9:39pm There has been much discussion of XMRV, Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus , here at Left Brain/Right Brain and elsewhere in the past few months. The reason for the discussion here is the (now shown to be false) idea that XMRV is implicated in autism causation. Two papers have addressed this question and found no evidence of a l ... Read on »
Why Chemotherapy Fails–Weizmann Institute Discusses Why Leukemia Often Returns by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 05 Jun 2012 1:28am Being this is the week of ASCO and the fact that I am catching up after my move this is a good time to see what the Weizmann Institute says about Leukemia.  Chemotherapy alone is not able to cure and drugs are needed to supplement and attempt to eradicate. BD Press Release: ... Read on »
Natural Therapies for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 11 Sep 2012 8:34am As a lymphatic drainage therapist, I work with many cancer patients in varying phases of their cancer recovery. It seems like we've been seeing more Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) recently and I thought it would be a good idea to provide some recommendation for natural treatments and natural therapies for these individuals to consider in ... Read on »