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Researchers designed a calculator to predict who among those receiving treatment for two forms of acute leukemia are at highest risk.
Investigators wanted to see if blinatumomab could increase survival rates free from leukemia and be less toxic than intensive chemotherapy.
With modern chemotherapy regimens, “no child with ALL really should get prophylactic radiation,” said Ching-Hon Pui, MD.
Recent legislation may help narrow the gap between FDA approval of cancer medications for adults and children.
Trying to mimic the “Berlin Patient” cure, researchers edited the CCR5 gene in the immune stem cells of a man with leukemia and HIV.
“I was able to give someone a second chance on life in exchange for being sore for a couple of days. That made it easy for me to say yes,”
“SNL” alum and cancer survivor Vanessa Bayer has written a book with lessons for kids—and adults.
Experts say the regimen will become the standard of care for people up to age 40 who are newly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Asparlas approved for children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Long-term remission seen in children with leukemia and adults with lymphoma.
After his first bout with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Connor McMahon wanted to give other children hope.
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