Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukaemia May Be Preventable
Resistance to Targeted Leukemia Drug Lurks in Cells’ “Powerhouse”
Early exposure to common microbes could stop leukemia from manifesting in children An analysis of more than 30 years of research has revealed the underlying cause of the most common form of leukemia in children. Research compiled in Nature Reviews Cancer on May 21, 2018 suggests that acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) occurs by a two-step […]
The Most Critical Factor in Medicine? Human Bias
Within every human cell, a fateful balance prevails. The mitochondria — where nutrients from food are converted into fuel for the cell — serve as a kind of jury box where pro-survival proteins contend with proteins that favor cell death. In the ebb and flow of these proteins, and the genetic signals that control them, […]
Are we Close to a Cure for Leukaemia?
Oncologist and writer Siddhartha Mukherjee suggests that what doctors fight against isn’t so much disease — it’s their own biases. In the summer of 2003, I finished my three-year residency in internal medicine and began a fellowship in oncology. It was an exhilarating time. The Human Genome Project had laid the foundation for the new science of genomics, the study […]
A Mother Sings a Precious Song to Her Daughter Dying of Leukemia
Leukaemia is a cancer that occurs when abnormal blood stem cells (immature white blood cells) are produced in the bone marrow. Normally white cells develop, repair and reproduce in an orderly fashion. The leukaemia cells do not mature, and therefore are not able to function as immune cells, but they keep on dividing in the […]
Researchers Identify Mechanism to Control Enzyme Crucial For Boosting Immunity
Sorry to do this to you Folks but on this the last day of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we need to impress upon you that Childhood Cancer is not easy, Childhood Cancer does not only last for 30 days, and too often Childhood Cancer wins the battle… THIS is what too many parents have to […]
Researchers Engineer A ‘Cancer Differentiation Therapy’ For Leukaemia.
A new study from researchers at the IRCM sheds light on a mechanism affecting AID, a crucial enzyme for the immune response. The scientific breakthrough could eventually improve the way researchers treat the common flu, as well as lymphoma and leukemia. The researchers study white blood cells, called B-lymphocytes, whose main function is to produce […]
Some great strides being made in Leukaemia Research… Researchers at the Stanford University have discovered that when a certain aggressive leukemia is causing havoc in the body, the solution may be to force the cancer cells to grow up and behave. After a chance observation in the lab, the researchers found a method that can […]