Avocados helping to unlock a new leukemia treatment?

Avocados helping to unlock a new leukemia treatment?

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive form of leukemia, and can have high mortality rates. But now, it’s possible that the avocado could help researchers develop a drug to increase life expectancy and quality of life for patients suffering from AML. Leukemia stem cells are the cells that drive disease development, and unfortunately, it’s […]

Leukemia: A new therapy in the works for ALL?

Leukemia: A new therapy in the works for ALL?

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, is the most common form of childhood cancer, making up 25% of cancer diagnoses in children under the age of 15. While the disease has about an 80% survival rate, that’s not good enough. Unfortunately, there are cases where cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy. But researchers are working on […]

Leukemia: Improving efficiency of bone marrow transplants

Leukemia: Improving efficiency of bone marrow transplants

New information from research in Toronto could help improve the effectiveness of bone marrow transplants for patients suffering from leukemia (and other cancers and immune disorders). Studies in mice, which were confirmed with samples from humans, showed that stem cells from bone ends are better at regenerating blood cells and immune system cells than the stem […]