Home
My Account
About Us
Forum
Contact us
الواجهة العربية
epharmaweb.com
Medical News Medical News
Aricles Articles
Events Events
Guidelines Guidelines
Videos Library Videos Library
Diseases Diseases
Follow us : facebook twitter Digg Linkedin Boxiz
Newsletter

Please select the categories you are intersted in:
News Articles Guidelines Events Videos Journals' abstracts

Latest Subscribers
Advanced Search »



Major Leaps in Treating Leukemia


Major Leaps in Treating Leukemia

(ePharmaNews) – Leukemia treatment in children has been developed significantly in the recent years, as the five-year survival of patients older than a year has increased for 83% in the late 90s to more than 90% currently, according to a new study.

In the study, which was published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, it was also noticed that the ten-year survival has reached 83% which assure researchers that they are on the right way.

"Childhood leukemia was virtually incurable until the early 1960s, but this study shows that we're 90 percent of the way toward our goal of curing all children with this disease," said lead author Stephen Hunger, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital Colorado. "New drugs and new drug combinations have increased survival rates and helped children live longer and better, and we continue to refine these therapies. Nevertheless, we still have important work to do to help the remaining 10 percent of patients who don't survive."

On the other hand, the study results did not mention any prolonged survival in patients who are less than a year old, as more than half of them die in the next five years because their immature immune system makes them less able to fight infections.

"Different approaches are still needed to treat infants with leukemia," he said. "Clinical trials are starting to look at combining newer, more targeted drugs with conventional chemotherapy, and we're hopeful that this approach will improve outcomes for infants."

Finally, this study proved that medicine made miracles in field that were considered incurable few decades ago.


اضغط هنا للقراءة باللغة العربية

Prepared by: Basel AlJunaidy


Source :

ePharmaNews






Other Comments

Add a comment

You must sign in to use this servcie

Username:
Password:


facebook comments

Forgot your password


sign up

Consultants Corner

Dr. Samer Al-Jneidy

Dr. Samer Al-Jneidy Pediatrician

Samir Moussa M.D.

Samir Moussa M.D. ENT Specialist

Dr. Tahsin Martini

Dr. Tahsin Martini Degree status: M.D. in Ophthalmology

Dr. Talal Sabouni

Dr. Talal Sabouni UROLOGY AND KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

Dr. Faisal Dibsi

Dr. Faisal Dibsi Specialist of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr . Dirar Abboud

Dr . Dirar Abboud Hepatologist – Gastroenterologist

Dr. Hani Najjar

Dr. Hani Najjar Pediatrics, Neurology

Yaser Habrawi , F.R.C.S.Ed

Yaser Habrawi , F.R.C.S.Ed Consultant Ophthalmologist
Poll

Which of the following you are mostly interested in?

Cancer Research
Mental Health
Heart Disease & Diabetes
Sexual Health
Obesity and Healthy Diets
Mother & Child Health

Disclaimer : This site does not endorse or recommend any medical treatment, pharmaceuticals or brand names. More Details