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Altered T-Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Acute Leukemia

Genetically altering a patient’s immune cells has, for the first time, produced remissions in adults with a deadly type of acute leukemia. In one patient, all trace of the disease vanished in 8 days.


PFT: Colts coach Pagano diagnosed with leukemia

Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed on Monday morning that head coach Chuck Pagano is hospitalized with leukemia, but Irsay said the cancer is treatable and that everyone is optimistic. “It’s been a very difficult week,” Irsay said. “The coach was feeling some fatigue over the last two weeks, had noticed some bruising on his body that at first he thought could have been from contact on the field, coaching, or playing with his grandkids or whatever, and eventually through talking to his wife, Tina, she said, ‘You need to check that out.’”


Genetic Gamble: In Gene Sequencing Treatment for Leukemia, Glimpses of the Future

A novel method known as whole genome sequencing focuses on the genes that drive a cancer, not the tissues or organ.


Well: CT Scans Increase Children's Cancer Risk, Study Finds

CT Scan

Researchers say the small but significant increases in the risk of leukemia and brain cancer do not mean that CT scans should be avoided entirely, but that the test should be performed only when necessary.


Woman accused of faking cancer to get gifts

Faked Cancer

A former New York woman has been charged with faking terminal leukemia in order to rake in donations for a dream wedding and honeymoon.


'Amazing' therapy wipes out leukemia in study

'Amazing' therapy wipes out leukemia in study

Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia - turning the patients' own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells....


Hoops great Abdul-Jabbar has cancer

Hoops great Abdul-Jabbar has cancer

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the greatest college and professional basketball players of all time, says he has been diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.


Brush with death helps couple get money-smart

Brush with death helps couple get money-smart

At age 23 and just out of college, Eliot Kohan was diagnosed with leukemia. He was told he had four months to live. He survived. But he and his wife were left with thousands of dollars in medical bills. Their struggles taught them an important lesson in saving money.


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