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July 1, 2006

New Leukemia Drug Approved

U.S. regulators gave accelerated approval Wednesday to a new targeted therapy to treat people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

The drug, Sprycel (generic name dasatinib), was also given regular approval to treat adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a more serious form of leukemia. (

May 8, 2006

Electronic Fields Linked to Cancer, Depression, and Miscarriage

Invisible "smog", created by the electricity that powers our civilisation, is giving children cancer, causing miscarriages and suicides and making some people allergic to modern life, new scientific evidence reveals. (

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December 21, 2005

Green Tea For Fighting Leukemia

Green tea may help treat a form of adulthood leukemia, if the cases of four patients are any indication, according to a new report.

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, found that of four patients who started drinking green tea or taking green tea extracts, three showed clear improvements in their condition in the following months. (Reuters)

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August 12, 2005

Pollution Linked to Childhood Cancer

Exposure soon after birth, or even before, to combustion gases and particularly engine exhaust, is strongly linked to the development of childhood cancers like leukemia, according to a report from the UK. (MSNBC)

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April 23, 2005

Day Care May Prevent Childhood Leukemia

A new study provides further support that social activity with other children during the first few months of life protects against later risk of leukemia, say C. Gilham and colleagues. (CBS News)

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April 16, 2005

Tom Snyder Diagnosed with Leukemia

"I have been diagnosed with something called chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Jesus H. Christ! When I was a kid leukemia was a death sentence. Now, my doctors say its treatable!" (

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April 15, 2005

Scientists Say Cord Blood Samples Needed

Blood saved from newborns' umbilical cords could help treat about 11,700 Americans a year with leukemia and other devastating diseases, yet most is routinely discarded, a panel of influential scientists said Thursday. (AP)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Alternative Cancer Treatments

March 2, 2005

Plant Derivative Kills Leukemia Cells

"Parthenolide, a chemical derived from the feverfew plant, destroys acute myeloid leukemia cells, leaving normal bone marrow cells relatively unscathed."

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December 30, 2004

Susan Sontag Dies From Leukemia

Author Susan Sontag died Tuesday at age 71 of complications of acute myelogenous leukemia.

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September 7, 2004

Pesticides Linked to Childhood Leukemia

Pesticides and other pollutants in the environment may contribute to childhood leukaemia, say UK scientists. (BBC News)

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