Items Tagged ‘all’

September 19, 2017

Pass it On: It’s Leukemia National Awareness Month

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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 and 24,400 deaths in 2016. For lymphoma, the ACS estimates that 81,080 new cases and 21,270 deaths will occur in the United States in […]

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Tags: all, AML, CLL, CML, Leukemia, News


September 1, 2017

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy

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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 therapy available in the United States, ushering in a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other serious and life-threatening diseases. The FDA […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, all, cell-based gene therapy, Kymriah, Leukemia, News, tisagenlecleucel


September 1, 2017

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy

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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 therapy available in the United States, ushering in a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other serious and life-threatening diseases. The FDA […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, all, cell-based gene therapy, Kymriah, Leukemia, News, tisagenlecleucel


May 19, 2015

Blinatumomab

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Blinatumomab Trade Name: Blincyto® For which conditions is this drug approved? Blincyto is approved for treatment of a certain type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL): Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute ALL. What is the mechanism of action? Blincyto is a type of drug known as a monoclonal […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, all, B, Biological Therapy, blincyto, Drug Dictionary