Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Rituxan Improves Survival in Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (September 26, 2016)

Acccording to results recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, young adults with CD20-positive, Philadelphia chromosome  (PH)-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), experience... Continue Reading

Pass It On: July is National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month (September 1, 2016)

Leukemia and lymphoma are both hematologic malignancies, meaning that they involve the blood or bone marrow. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that there will be 60,140 new cases of leukemia... Continue Reading

September Is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September 5, 2014)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX– OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of blood cancer educational programs for national blood cancer awareness month. As the month of September brings blood... Continue Reading

Caring for Yourself During Chemotherapy for Leukemia: How to Manage Hair Loss, Dry Skin, and Brittle Nails (June 3, 2012)

Chemotherapy can be effective treatment for cancer but may also cause physical side effects that may be uncomfortable and affect your appearance. These side effects, however, are manageable. Hair Loss Hair... Continue Reading

One Subset of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is Best Treated with Chemotherapy (April 20, 2012)

A subset of young patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who fail to achieve remission after the initial weeks of intense chemotherapy known as induction therapy appear to have better outcomes... Continue Reading

Many Patients with “Chemo Brain” Recover within Five Years (May 23, 2011)

A study of “chemo brain”—the foggy thinking and forgetfulness that patients may experience after chemotherapy—suggests that the condition improves substantially over time for a majority of patients.... Continue Reading

September Is National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month (August 28, 2009)

As the month of September brings leukemia and lymphoma into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of these diseases, including their prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment... Continue Reading

Eliminating Preventive Radiation in Children with ALL (June 24, 2009)

Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who are treated with effective, risk-adjusted chemotherapy regimens have good outcomes and may safely be able to avoid preventive radiation therapy to the... Continue Reading

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Refractory (March 22, 2004)

Overview Children with progressive or relapsed ALL remain curable despite failing initial treatment. Patients failing treatment can be divided into two broad categories. Patients who fail to achieve an... Continue Reading

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Post-Remission Treatment (March 22, 2004)

Overview If a complete remission is achieved following remission-induction therapy and no further treatment given, over 90% of patients will have a recurrence of leukemia in weeks to months. However, treatment... Continue Reading

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Remission Induction (March 22, 2004)

Overview Researchers have learned that the best way to cure children with ALL is to administer large doses of several chemotherapeutic drugs over a short period of time. The concept is to kill leukemia... Continue Reading

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Screening/Prevention (March 22, 2004)

Overview Information about the prevention of cancer and the science of screening appropriate individuals at high-risk of developing cancer is gaining interest. Physicians and individuals alike recognize... Continue Reading

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (March 22, 2004)

Overview Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children is a malignant disease or cancer of the blood characterized by the rapid uncontrolled growth of abnormal, immature white blood cells known as lymphoblasts.... Continue Reading

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