Recent Leukemia News

Venclexta Significantly Reduces Cancer Progression in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

(March 22, 2018)

CancerConnect News: Venclexta (venetoclax) plus Rituxan (rituximab) significantly reduces the risk of cancer progression or death at two years, compared with Treanda (bendustamine) plus Rituxan in the... Continue Reading


CRISPR Enhances Cancer Immunotherapy

(March 14, 2018)

Gene editing expands reach of therapeutic T cells, in mice CancerConnect News: Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first cellular immunotherapies to treat cancer. These therapies involve... Continue Reading


U.S. FDA Approves Trisenox® Injection for First Line Treatment of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

(January 31, 2018)

CancerConnect News: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Trisenox® (arsenic trioxide) injection in combination with tretinoin for the treatment of adults with newly-diagnosed... Continue Reading


FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Bosulif for Treatment of Newly-Diagnosed Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

(January 14, 2018)

CancerConnect News: On December 19, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to bosutinib Bosulif (bosutinib) for treatment of patients with newly-diagnosed chronic phase (CP)... Continue Reading


Pass it On: It’s Leukemia National Awareness Month

(September 19, 2017)

Leukemia and lymphoma are both hematologic malignancies, meaning that they involve the blood or bone marrow. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that there will be 60,140 new cases of leukemia... Continue Reading


FDA Approves Mylotarg for Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

(September 5, 2017)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of adults with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia whose tumors express the CD33 antigen (CD33-positive... Continue Reading


FDA Approves First Gene Therapy

(September 1, 2017)

CAR T-cell therapy approved to treat certain children and young adults with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a historic action today making the first gene... Continue Reading


FDA Approves First Gene Therapy

(September 1, 2017)

CAR T-cell therapy approved to treat certain children and young adults with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a historic action today making the first gene... Continue Reading