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Cardiovascular Drug Shows Promise in Treating Leukemia
Acute leukemias occur rapidly and are often extremely difficult to treat. Researchers have found that an existing cardiovascular medication may offer new treatment options.
Inherited Leukemia Gene Discovered
Researchers have had success in identifying genetic errors that lead to a number of different types of cancers. This hasn't been the case with blood cancers, though - until now.
Getting Beyond Cancer Drug Resistance
Some cancers respond well to chemotherapy in the beginning. After some time, though, the therapy may stop working because of a condition known as acquired drug resistance (ADR). Doctors are gaining ground in understanding why this resistance happens.
Tick-borne Parasite Infecting U.S. Blood Supply
A parasite spread by deer ticks that can lead to a fatal malaria-like illness is becoming increasingly prevalent, causing concern over the safety of the U.S. blood supply.
Drug Offers Cancer Patients a Normal Life
For some patients, living with chronic myelogenous leukemia ( CML ) isn't terribly difficult; it just means taking a single pill once a day and living normal life.
Shorten Up Medications After Stenting
For patients with coronary disease, taking medication to prevent blood clots for up to two years provides no additional benefit in avoiding adverse heart events as compared to taking it for six months.
A New Generation of Heart Stents
Treatments are improving for heart attack patients with obstructed blood vessels. Newer technologies are both safer and more effective.
Preventing Strokes in Arrhythmia Patients
Atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia, is generally treated with a standard drug warfarin. However, a study suggests a new drug might provide the same treatment, but with a lower risk of stroke and embolism.
Vein Condition May Lead to Deadly Blood Clot
It's not uncommon for individuals to get small blood clots in veins just beneath the skin that easily heal without treatment. However, it may put those patients at a higher risk of developing a deadly blood clot.
Online Tool Identifies Blood Clot Risk
Most individuals have no idea whether they are at risk for a serious blood clot. A new online tool featuring simple questions patients can answer may help identify those in need of preventative treatment.