A one-year-old girl diagnosed with incurable aggressive leukemia is now in remission after receiving “designer cells” from a donor. The therapy made use of a powerful new gene-editing technique that could eventually be used to treat an array of hereditary diseases.
The Make-A-Wish foundation is letting the oh so cute Miles, a five-year-old boy fighting leukemia, live out every little boy's dream: to be Batman. Or I guess, Batkid. It's going to be awesome. Miles isn't just dressing up though, he's going to save people and fight bad guys too. Even better, San Francisco is going to…
Cancer and HIV are both horrible, terrifying things to have in your body, but a new treatment is successfully pitting the latter against the former, and seven-year-old Emma Whitehead is alive to prove it. Months ago she was near death because of her chemo-resistant leukemia, and now she's in remission thanks to a…
Researchers today unveiled a DNA nanorobot that can track down leukemia cells and kill them on sight, unleashing a therapeutic payload that causes the cancerous cells to self-destruct. Incredibly, this molecular assassin can accomplish this assignment while leaving healthy cells unharmed.
A new avenue of treatment could fight two of the most prominent cancers — effectively hitting both leukemia and breast cancer. We could soon be inhibiting tumor growth by targeting a single protein, and this could revolutionize treatments of both diseases. Two papers published this week in the Journal of Experimental…
You'd think that a tumor shrinking would be considered good news for anyone suffering from cancer. But maybe not. Scientists have found that a type of cancer treatment aimed at shrinking tumors can actually make them spread more efficiently and kill patients quicker.
One of the most difficult forms of cancer to cure is a type of leukemia known as chronic myelogenous leukemia. While current treatments can keep it at bay, the cancer's drug-resistant stem cells mean a relapse is potentially always imminent.
On Wednesday scientists announced an exciting new potential cure for leukemia using gene therapy. Yay. Let's hope the test subjects don't get sick and die. Because that's what happened last time.
The smiling folks in the photos above? Those are four-year-old Ted and his father Phillip Rice. They're happy because—thanks to Facebook and a doctor friend—Ted's acute lymphocytic leukemia was diagnosed early in its progression and he's been able to receive the chemotherapy treatment he needs.
Click to viewFor the last sixteen minutes and twenty-seven seconds I've been watching this video in absolute awe. It's the story of John Kanzius who designed, built, and tested a machine (on himself), all in hopes of curing his leukemia.