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Is Cytomegalovirus Linked to Childhood Leukemia Risk?

These findings suggest the possibility that ALL could be prevented with antiviral interventions or vaccination. Image © Jarun Ontakrai/Shutterstock.com 

Hematologic Cancer Targets

Genetic profiling combined with clinical factors may help guide clinicians on how to better manage patients with myelodysplastic syndrome.

Despite significant toxicities, idelalisib improved time to progression for patients with treatment-resistant chronic lymphoblastic leukemia.

Combined miniCHOP and treatment with the fully-human anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody ofatumumab is associated with improved overall survival among elderly patients diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Stem cells that give rise to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) express higher levels of the CD99 cell surface protein-sugar molecule than normal stem cells.

One of the confounding issues with treating patients with immunotherapy for hematologic diseases is the risk of relapse that can occur during and after treatment.

We spoke with Dr. Mikkael Sekeres on the difficulty of cancer patients meeting eligibility criteria for clinical trials.

Prenatal infection with cytomegalovirus increases the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, indicates a study of newborn blood and pretreatment childhood bone marrow published in the journal Blood.

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