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The Power of Positivity Exemplified in New Memoir

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Author Daksha M. Patel, M.D., tells the story of her late grandnephew in new memoir In her new memoir, “Just Dance,” Daksha M. Patel tells the story of her late grandnephew, Rakesh, and his battle with Leukemia. His drive and integrity, even in times of pain and uncertainty, was a continual inspiration to his friends and family and his advice, …

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New Clinical Research on Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy Presented at 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

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Source:    Yadira Galindo, Health Journalist The 60th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, the largest international conference and exhibition in the field of hematology, is currently taking place at the San Diego Convention Center.  Dr. Peihua Lu, the Medical Executive President of the Hebei Yanda Lu Daopei Hospital, and Dr. Xian Zhang from the same institution were invited by …

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Gold could be the key to better diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia

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Gold could be the key to better diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia Nano-sized particles of gold could hold the key to the better diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia, thanks to ground-breaking research led by a University of Kent scientist. The study, led by Dr Vadim Sumbayev, of the University’s Medway School of Pharmacy (MSP), shows that gold nanoparticles that are …

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Is a cancer cure close? Researchers at Fred Hutchinson think so

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By:Ron Judd From: thenewstribune.com The microscopic particles that might change the world are being carted about on a medical campus near Seattle’s Lake Union. The mode of transport: a plastic lunch cooler. The little coolers are ubiquitous at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, which four decades ago pioneered a groundbreaking treatment for blood cancers — the bone-marrow transplant, now an older …

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New Tool Helps People with Leukemia Better Understand Their Treatment Options

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network releases NCCN Guidelines for Patients: AML The National Comprehensive Cancer Network®(NCCN®) has released a free booklet to empower people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and their loved ones with resources for better-informed medical decision-making. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients: AML publication was made possible thanks to funding from the NCCN Foundation®, and sponsorship from Be The Match®. It …

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Experimental treatment cures University cancer patient

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By: Marissa Plescia From: dailyillini.com Sam Tinaglia Jr., freshman in Media, was diagnosed with cancer five times before he found out about an experimental treatment that eventually cured his illness. Tinaglia was first diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia right before his fifth birthday in 2003. He then got it again in 2005, 2011, 2013 and 2015. To treat his cancer, …

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Breakthrough cancer drug could be astronomical in price

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By: Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News From: usatoday.com A new leukemia drug being hailed by doctors as a breakthrough could prove among the most expensive therapies ever on the market: For a single treatment, the price is expected to reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. “It is a revolutionary treatment,” said Dr. Prakash Satwani, a pediatric hematologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, …

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First come, first served: Novartis finalizes CAR-T application, claims priority review

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By: Juliet Preston From: MedCity News Novartis has made good on its promise to submit a biologics license application (BLA) for its lead CAR-T candidate in the first quarter of the fiscal year. With two days to spare, no less. According to a statement released on Wednesday, the FDA has accepted the submission and granted Novartis a priority review. That …

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NVLS: Precision-Based Tech Changing Cancer Detection and Treatment

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The medical industry is moving towards precision-based medicine utilizing new targeted diagnostics and therapies to significantly improve patient outcomes in the diagnosis and treatment of leukemia, digestive system tumors, and breast cancer.(2) Recently, the drive towards precision medicine was expanded with the 21st Century Cures Act, which allocates $4.8 billion in federal funding to initiatives whose shared goal is to …

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Cancer stem cells hide out in fatty tissue

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By: Danny Gallagher From: gizmag.com It’s no secret that being overweight increases the chances of negative outcomes for cancer patients and now researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center may have uncovered a possible explanation for this. They found that leukemia stem cells can thrive in a patient’s fatty tissue, which the cells can transform into a supportive hideout …