Experimental Therapies for Small Cell Lung Cancer and Acute Myeloid Leukemia Earn Orphan Drug Designation
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Experimental Therapies for Small Cell Lung Cancer and Acute Myeloid Leukemia Earn Orphan Drug Designation

According to a story from BioSpace, the biotechnology company Ascentage Pharma announced that two of its investigational treatments have recently received Orphan Drug designation from the US Food and Drug…

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The First Patient has Been Dosed with an Investigative Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Immune-One Therapeutics has just announced that they have dosed their first acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patient in their Phase 1 trial investigating IO-202. This therapy is an immune inhibitory receptor that works…

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New Educational Program for Those With AML and MDS

Jazz Pharmaceuticals has launched an educational program called Find the Right Fit, which aims to spread awareness and help patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML).…

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2 TP53 Mutations Worsen Blood Cancer Severity, Says Study
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2 TP53 Mutations Worsen Blood Cancer Severity, Says Study

Recently, the MDS Foundation announced that two TP53 gene mutations result in worse patient outcomes in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). According to their international and multi center study,…

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Onureg Approved for Continuous AML Treatment
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Onureg Approved for Continuous AML Treatment

Earlier this week, the FDA approved oral azacitidine (Onureg) for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). According to the ASCO Post, Onureg continuously treats adult patients who previously achieved remission.…

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Bemcentinib Meets Efficacy Endpoint for High-Risk MDS and AML
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Bemcentinib Meets Efficacy Endpoint for High-Risk MDS and AML

Recently, biopharmaceutical company BerGenBio ASA ("BerGenBio") announced that their drug candidate bemcentinib reached its primary efficacy endpoint in a Phase 2 clinical trial. The drug is designed to treat patients…

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Taking It One Step Further in the Quest to Prolong Survival in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
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Taking It One Step Further in the Quest to Prolong Survival in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

  Dr. Lindsay Wilde, an oncologist at the Hematologic Malignancies Division of Jefferson University, recently contributed to an article in the Oncology Times outlining her research team’s new study and…

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New Anti-Cancer Drug May Benefit Many Rare Diagnoses
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New Anti-Cancer Drug May Benefit Many Rare Diagnoses

A study conducted by researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research in London and Cyclacel has recently been published in PLOS ONE. This investigation examined fadraciclib as a potential therapy…

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ICYMI: Experimental MDS Combination Shows Promise
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ICYMI: Experimental MDS Combination Shows Promise

  According to an article in Globe NewsWire, Onconova Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company currently focusing on myelodysplastic syndromes, recently announced results of its Phase 1 study of oral rigosertib in…

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$6.75 Million in Grants Sets the Stage for the Next Level of Blood Cancer Treatments
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$6.75 Million in Grants Sets the Stage for the Next Level of Blood Cancer Treatments

  After forty years of research to counter or cure acute myeloid leukemia and other blood cancers, a few years ago the medical community exploded with eight new cancer drugs.…

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International Panel Gives Expert Advice on the Management of COVID-19 and Blood Cancers
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International Panel Gives Expert Advice on the Management of COVID-19 and Blood Cancers

  COVID-19 has now taken hold in over one hundred eighty countries. According to a recent article in The Lancet, in May of 2020, the United States reported the highest…

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Dr. Eunice Wang Discusses Newly Approved Treatments for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
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Dr. Eunice Wang Discusses Newly Approved Treatments for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

  Earlier this year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted a presentation by Dr. Eunice Wang, Clinical Leukemia Service, Professor of Oncology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Wang’s presentation…

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New Investigative Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes is Being Investigated
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New Investigative Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes is Being Investigated

Antigen-specific T-cell therapy is an innovative treatment option which uses immune cells to combat cancer cells. AdventHealth is the very first in the world to use this treatment for patients…

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Granted the Investigational New Drug Designation
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Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Granted the Investigational New Drug Designation

Immune-Onc Therapeutics recently received clearance from the FDA to begin trials of IO-202, a treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This news comes after the cancer immunotherapy company filed an…

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Novel Immunotherapy Treatment for AML and MDS Developed by AdventHealth
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Novel Immunotherapy Treatment for AML and MDS Developed by AdventHealth

Orlando-based healthcare company AdventHealth developed a novel immunotherapy treatment designed to treat patients with AML and MDS whose conditions failed to respond to other treatments. In addition, the organization is…

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Harvard Study Presents an Injectable Vaccine Causing Immunity Against Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in Mice

According to a recent article in the Harvard Gazette, researchers from Harvard announced the results of a study involving animal models that brought about immunity and lasting recovery against acute…

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Questions for COVID-19: Should Cancer Patients Attend Appointments?
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Questions for COVID-19: Should Cancer Patients Attend Appointments?

  In a period of unprecedented changes, it is understandable that people may question what their lives may look like moving forward. COVID-19 has now spread to 196 countries and…

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: What Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and Survivors Need to Know
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Coronavirus/COVID-19: What Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and Survivors Need to Know

According to a story from LocalHealthGuide, COVID-19 has continued to spread through the US and the lackluster government response suggests that it isn't going to be contained any time soon.…

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ICYMI: An Observational Blood Cancer Study is Starting to Recruit Patients
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ICYMI: An Observational Blood Cancer Study is Starting to Recruit Patients

According to a story from Financial Buzz, the precision oncology company Notable has recently announced that it has opened enrollment for a new observational clinical trial that will focus on…

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ICYMI: A New Phase 3 Trial for Acute Myeloid Leukemia is Now Enrolling Patients
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ICYMI: A New Phase 3 Trial for Acute Myeloid Leukemia is Now Enrolling Patients

SELLAS has just announced that patient screening has begun for a Phase 3 trial for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The trial is examining the effects of GPS for patients who…

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Pediatric Cancer and the 70th Anniversary of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  When the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was founded in 1949 by a family in memory of their sixteen-year-old son, cancer was considered a hopeless condition. As noted recently…

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