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BY Kelley Murfin

Findings from three studies led by researchers at MD Anderson suggest that new combination therapies are safe and effective against various types of leukemia. The investigators believe that the promising data about the use of these therapeutic regimens may lead to new standards of care and more leukemia treatment options. Results from the clinical trials were presented at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting...

AML MDS Trials

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

In patients with leukemia, complete remission after treatment is currently defined by the absence of cancer cells in a bone marrow biopsy...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Repurposing FDA-approved therapies is a cost-effective way to bring new treatments to patients in need, but identifying those drugs with benefits...

BY Ron Gilmore

The addition of nivolumab to induction chemotherapy with idarubicin and cytarabine is feasible in patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), according to findings from a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

A study that enrolled 44 patients between August 2015 and June 2018 reported on its findings this month online at The Lancet Haematology. The...

Farhad Ravandi, M.D., led the clinical trial that paired the immune checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab with a chemotherapy combination for acute myeloid leukemia.

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Leukemia researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, working collaboratively with the Therapeutics Discovery division...

BY Jill Russell, Ph.D.

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have shown how pretreatment clonal complexity in pancreatic tumor cells leads...

BY Jill Russell, Ph.D.

Immunology research to investigate the mechanisms of a new aerosol treatment, which induces an innate immune response to protect against pathogens...

BY Clayton R. Boldt, Ph.D.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), which originates in white blood cells known as lymphocytes, is the most common form of leukemia in adults...

BY Ron Gilmore

Researchers in MD Anderson’s Leukemia department played central roles in the studies of two drugs, glasdegib and venetoclax, approved in November...

BY Clayton R. Boldt, Ph.D.

MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™ was established to bring teams of world-class clinicians and researchers together in order to rapidly advance...