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Leukemia Patients At Greatest Risk of Listeriosis

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By Kerry Grens

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with certain conditions, including leukemia, other cancers and pregnancy, are at the greatest risk of getting sick from the food-borne bacterium Listeria, French researchers report in a new study.

Doctors and public health officials have known that these conditions make people more vulnerable to listeriosis, but this study is the first to rank the size of the risk for people with each condition.

The results "will help focus risk communication for...

By Kerry Grens

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with certain conditions, including leukemia, other cancers and pregnancy, are at the greatest risk of getting sick from the food-borne bacterium Listeria, French researchers report in a...

New Technique Identifies First Events in Tumor Development

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Thursday, September 29, 2011
12 p.m. EDT

A novel technique that enables scientists to measure and document tumor-inducing changes in DNA is providing new insight into the earliest events involved in the formation of leukemias, lymphomas and sarcomas, and could potentially lead to the discovery of ways to stop those events.

Developed by a team of researchers at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases...

Early Results of Gene Therapy Show Promise Against Leukemia

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Article date: August 12, 2011

By Stacy Simon

A form of gene therapy is showing promising results against a type of leukemia in a small new study, though it is still likely years away from being available as a standard treatment.

The clinical trial at the University of Pennsylvania involved only 3 patients with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who had already...