Bone loss associated with leukemia therapy occurs sooner than previously thought

Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have found that significant bone loss - a side effect of chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) - occurs during the first month of treatment, far earlier than previously assumed. Results of the study will be available online in advance of publication in the journal┬áBone. ALL is the most … Continue reading Bone loss associated with leukemia therapy occurs sooner than previously thought

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Antipsychotic drug exhibits cancer-fighting properties

In zebrafish model, perphenazine activates therapeutic pathway for intractable leukemia, may hold promise for other tumor In a prime example of finding new uses for older drugs, studies in zebrafish show that a 50-year-old antipsychotic medication called perphenazine can actively combat the cells of a difficult-to-treat form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The drug works … Continue reading Antipsychotic drug exhibits cancer-fighting properties