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16 min ago | Norwalk Reflector

Four years later, Norwalk boy in remission, keeping active

He's playing basketball and football, riding roller coasters at Cedar Point and, earlier this month, walked three laps around the Whitney Field track at Norwalk's Relay for Life.


Related Topix: Norwalk, OH, Health, Medicine

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Rye Daily Voice

Port Chester Woman Raises More Than $30K For Cancer Research

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. For the last eight years Port Chester's Lael Porcelli has run marathons, sprint triathlons and sold lemonade to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and honor her niece, Katie Smercak, who was successfully treated for leukemia at the age of five.


Related Topix: Port Chester, NY, Chester, NY, Lymphoma, Health, Tarrytown, NY

Dying teen turns fundraising efforts to Martin Minchev, battling leukemia

A teenage girl who lost her battle with a rare type of bone cancer has sparked a fundraising effort for a boy battling leukemia.


Related Topix: Health, Sarcoma, Medicine

Sweetwater Reporter

Benefit for Sweetwater native

A benefit dinner and dance for Melinda Torres, who is battling leukemia, will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Sweetwater Jaycees Barn.


Related Topix: Sweetwater, TX, Health, Medicine, Nursing


Roche??'s Gazyvaro Approved In Europe For Patients With The Most Common Type Of Leukemia

Gazyvaro, the first type II, glycoengineered anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody is now approved in Europe for patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia Approval is based on the phase III CLL11 study which showed that Gazyvaro plus chlorambucil chemotherapy significantly extended the amount of time people lived without their disease ... (more)


Related Topix: Health, Leukeran, Chlorambucil (generic), Medicine

24 Hours

'Batkid' trailer shows how boy's fantasy came true

Five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, dressed as "Batkid", arrives with Batman to rescue a "woman in distress" as part of a day arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013.


Related Topix: Health, MakeAWish Foundation, Charitable Organizations, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA


Diplomat receives distribution contract for ZydeligA

Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced today that it has been selected as a provider of Zydelig tablets.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health, Startups


Reich Tool and Design supports fundraising for the 150 Mile Scenic...

This past weekend twenty employees, friends and family members of Reich Tool and Design / Trinity Biomedical participated in the 22nd annual 150 Mile Scenic Shore Tour fundraiser for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.


Related Topix: Health

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Roche says Gazyvaro approved in Europe against leukemia

Roche said on Tuesday that European regulators approved its drug Gazyvaro, or obinutuzumab, for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, boosting the Swiss group's line-up of new cancer treatments.


Related Topix: Health


Marrow Donor Meets Recipient Who Saved His Life

Los Angeles, Calif.- A man flew half way across the world to meet the man whose life he saved.


Related Topix: Health


In Europe, two drugs will compete to treat rare blood cancer

In Europe, two Bay Area pharmaceutical companies will go head-to-head over new drugs that both treat a rare blood cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, in patients whose disease has returned.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Biotech, Startups, Gilead Sciences, CGI Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Pharmacyclics

Lymphoma Info

FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica to Include CLL Patients with 17p Deletion

Well ahead of schedule, the US Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who carry a deletion in chromosome 17 , associated with poor responses to standard treatment for CLL.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Oncology, Medicine, Hematology


Myelodysplastic Syndromes

As the primary source of diagnostic information, not only do many healthcare professionals rely on the results provided by clinical laboratories, but so do the patients being treated accordingly.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research, Health, Genetics, Medicine

Medical News

FDA clears Lorus' LOR-253 IND application for treatment of hematologic malignancies

Lorus Therapeutics Inc. today announced that the Food and Drug Administration completed its review and cleared the company's Investigational New Drug application of LOR-253 for the treatment of hematologic malignancies including acute myeloid leukemia , high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes , lymphomas and multiple myeloma .


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Lorus Therapeutics, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Health


Ready Steady Cook chef Ross Burden dies age 45

The New Zealand native originally shot to fame as a finalist on the 1993 series of UK Masterchef and despite not winning, went on to become a regular face on television, including Ready Steady Cook.


Related Topix: Health


Jacksonville community supports boy battling cancer

East Texans are famous for their friendly smiles and kind hearts. On Sunday, one smile captured many hearts in the Jacksonville community.


Related Topix: Health, Social Software, Dallas, TX

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Pets Help Cancer Patients: Swoosh On The Job

More than 13,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of these kids have to endure painful treatments that trigger stress, anxiety and depression.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Health, Nursing, Medicine

Pocono Record

Pocono cancer veterans enjoy picture-perfect day

Stroudsburg single mom Jenifer Chan got heartbreaking news three years ago when one of her four daughters, aged 12, was diagnosed with leukemia.


Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA, Health

Kids and hospice care: Jeff Dykehouse's focus left lasting legacy

Jeff Dykehouse, who died July 9 , was inspired to turn talent and personal tragedy into beauty and healing for others facing the same devastation.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Health

CBS Local

Moorpark Man Meets The Man Who Saved His Life With Bone Marrow From Half World Away

Seven years ago, the Australian man - namely Andrew Dobbins - found out his bone marrow was a 1 in a million match for a dad - namely Michael Ohler - fighting leukemia in Moorpark.


Related Topix: Health