Childhood Cancer: Part V (v): Bone Marrow & Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants
Missing Microbes 'Cause' Childhood Cancer
In Part 1 of this series we explained that this series of articles is not meant to be medical advice, but a guide that may help you as a parent of a newly diagnosed child with cancer cope just a bit better. Information is knowledge, and never more so than when you are dealing with […]
How do Blood Cancers Differ in Adults & Adolescents?
Our modern germ-free life is the cause of the most common type of cancer in children, according to one of Britain’s most eminent scientists. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) affects one in 2,000 children. Prof Mel Greaves, from the Institute of Cancer Research, has amassed 30 years of evidence to show the immune system can become […]
Are we Close to a Cure for Leukaemia?
Survival rates associated with blood cancers such as Leukaemia, Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma have gone up for patients of all ages in recent years. This increase has however been relatively smaller in adolescents and young adults than in children and older adults. According to researchers, there are likely to be multiple reasons for this. Part of the […]
Researchers Engineer A ‘Cancer Differentiation Therapy’ For Leukaemia.
Leukaemia is a cancer that occurs when abnormal blood stem cells (immature white blood cells) are produced in the bone marrow. Normally white cells develop, repair and reproduce in an orderly fashion. The leukaemia cells do not mature, and therefore are not able to function as immune cells, but they keep on dividing in the […]
Some great strides being made in Leukaemia Research… Researchers at the Stanford University have discovered that when a certain aggressive leukemia is causing havoc in the body, the solution may be to force the cancer cells to grow up and behave. After a chance observation in the lab, the researchers found a method that can […]