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CURE’s leukemia page is a go-to resource for oncology news and updates in the world of leukemia Here, readers will find cancer articles, videos, podcasts, and more with expert insight into the latest treatments and research in leukemia.

Assessing Both Sides of the Argument for In-Home Cancer Infusions

November 18th 2021, 8:00pm

Article

Although the interest of at-home care including the administration of cancer infusions has grown since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hesitation looms over its convenience, cost and safety.

FDA Approves Scemblix for Pretreated CML in the Chronic Phase

October 29th 2021, 8:20pm

Article

The Food and Drug Administration approved Scemblix for patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in the chronic phase whose disease progressed on prior TKI treatment.

New Treatments and Tips for Dealing With Blood Cancer

October 26th 2021, 2:00pm

Article

New research in blood cancer includes new treatment options for acute myeloid leukemia and a novel therapy using BK virus-specific T cells to treat BK virus-associated hemorrhagic cystitis.

The Power of the Immune System: New Treatment for Painful Blood Cancer Side Effect

October 21st 2021, 9:00pm

Article

A new T-cell therapy can be highly effective in treating BKV-associated hemorrhagic cystitis while minimizing side effects.

What Patients With Blood Cancers Need to Know About COVID-19, Booster Shots and More

October 21st 2021, 3:00pm

Podcast

An expert from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society breaks down the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine in patients with blood cancers on this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast.

Bouncing Back: The Leukemia Survivor Who Became a Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse

October 21st 2021, 1:15pm

Article

A three-time acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivor became a bone marrow transplant nurse and now helps other patients with the same diagnosis.

Gleevec: A 'Miracle Drug' for Some Patients With Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

October 18th 2021, 7:00pm

Article

Gleevec was approved by the FDA in 2001. The groundbreaking oral drug has since been a lifesaver for many patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose in Blood Cancers May Boost Antibody Production

October 13th 2021, 1:00pm

Article

Patients with blood cancers may respond differently to doses of the COVID-19 vaccines based on the treatment they’re receiving, for example.

FDA's Tecartus Approval Offers 'More Specific Answer' to Patients with Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

October 11th 2021, 7:00pm

Article

An expert and a patient discuss their experiences with Tecartus, the newly approved CAR-T cell therapy for certain patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

A New Line of Defense in Blood Cancer: Natural Killer Cell Therapy

October 11th 2021, 3:00pm

Article

Natural killer cell therapy is making strides in blood cancer research, but there’s still much more to learn.