Are Leukemia and Lymphoma the Same Thing?

Some types of cancer have similarities and this is especially true of leukemia and lymphoma. Both are forms of blood cancer and both involve white blood cells, but the problems that each disease can cause are very different.

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Groundbreaking Study Sheds Light on Treating Blood Cancers

When we fight cancer, we want to target tumors aggressively and spare surrounding healthy tissue. But blood cancers present unique challenges. Fewer treatments can truly pinpoint the cancerous cells that flow in a person’s bloodstream. The answer may not be a new drug or therapy — but perhaps just a new way of using the … Read More

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How a New Pill Can ‘Melt Away’ Your Leukemia Cells

A pill that “melts away” cancer cells may replace chemotherapy often used to treat relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the drug, idelalisib (Zydelig™), to treat CLL.  In a recent study of the drug, researchers found that it was effective in treating patients with CLL. The study used this pill along with another … Read More

Busting 4 Myths About Stem Cell Research

Remember stem cell research? In the mid-2000s, it became one of the biggest hot-button topics in medical research. The debate has grown quieter since then. But don’t mistake silence for a lack of activity. Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Below are a few common myths about this … Read More