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Leukemia Drug Finds New Use

Approved by the FDA in 1993, the drug cladribine offered hope for the then-fatal blood cancer called hairy cell leukemia, or HCL, and was soon expanded as a therapy for multiple sclerosis. Developed by NFCR scientist Dr. Dennis Carson at the University of California, San Diego, cladribine acts like a…...

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Hodgkin’s & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: What’s the Difference?

When discussing the complex disease known as cancer, it is surprisingly easy to follow along as to its primarily affected location. Most cancers are referred to by where the tumor is initially situated. Breast cancer, liver cancer and testicular cancer are just a few of the straightforward examples. There are,…...

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How Cancer Kick-Started a Lymphoma Survivor’s Business Idea

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, friends and family want to do something to show their support and care for the patient. This often includes sending flowers, a card or cooking meals for the patient and their family. Unfortunately, many patients are immunosuppressant while going through cancer and…...

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Trending Improvements for Multiple Myeloma

While it may not be an extremely common cancer, multiple myeloma, awareness of which is highlighted throughout the month of March, remains a severe life-threatening disease. Multiple myeloma is a cancer affecting plasma cells within the bone marrow. With the cancer impacting plasma cells, individuals living with multiple myeloma have…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—in Depth: Michael Stein

“I think it was 2006,” recalls Michael “Mickey” Stein on his chronic follicular indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma. “I was taking a shower and felt a lump in my groin. I have a degree in psychology, but a lot of it was in the medical end of psychology. I also had a…...

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

To bring attention to leukemia and lymphoma, Congress in 2010 designated September as Blood Cancer Awareness Month. These diseases are diagnosed in 14,000 people monthly within the United States. But with advances in treatment and technologies yielding earlier and earlier detection, the overall five-year relative survival rate for leukemia has…...

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every day in the United States, an average of 42 families are hit with the tragic news that their child has cancer. Childhood cancer is still the leading cause of death in children under 15 years old. This is, despite the 30% increase, from 50% to 80%, in 5-year survival…...

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Genomic Computational Mapping and Nutritional Supplementation in Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a bone marrow cancer that affects plasma cells. Bone marrow is the soft and spongy tissue which resides in the cavities of many of our bones. It is rich in cells which produce new blood cells....

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7 Facts You Need to Know About Blood Cancers

Blood cancers form in the bone marrow where blood is made or in the lymphatic system which protects us from infections. Background: Blood cancers account for almost 10% of new cancer cases in the U.S. each year. More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are either living with or…...

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Playing 4 Trey

In 2014, a few short weeks after celebrating his 3rd birthday, Trey Fry was diagnosed with leukemia. Needless to say, this was a life-altering event for Trey and his family. Like so many, Trey fought his way through several rounds of chemotherapy. His cancer even relapsed and Trey required a…...

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