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Blood cancer progression

Aug. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers used single-cell technologies to explore the accumulation of mutations during blood cancer progression, which could help identify strategies for preventing leukemia before it occurs.

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Children’s Hospital patients get creative for Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball team as part of Coaches vs. Cancer

Feb. 3, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Ariana Robinson, 14, loves family and animals, appreciates the vibrancy of life and believes in hard work. Logan Hall, 13, is an avid sports fan and athlete and is passionate about a good motivational speech from his coaches before a football or baseball game. Both Ariana and Logan have acute myeloid leukemia...

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Cell signaling targets in leukemia

Dec. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers identified a critical role for IL-1beta signaling in leukemia cells with a certain mutation, suggesting this pathway may be a good target for novel treatments.

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New therapeutic strategy for leukemia syndrome

Apr. 20, 2021—Using primary cells from patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, Vanderbilt researchers found synergistic inhibition of cell viability and proliferation, suggesting a new treatment strategy.

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Gene network for leukemia factor

Feb. 4, 2021—A new method speeds the analysis of factors that control gene expression from days to minutes, allowing researchers to uncover new targets for cancer treatment.

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An interacting factor in leukemia

Jan. 25, 2021—A blood stem cell protein plays a role in the initiation and progression of leukemia, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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VICC leading first global study of MDS/MPN overlap syndrome

Sep. 24, 2020—Overlap syndromes are distinct blood cancers that present with features of both myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).

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One-two punch for cancer

Mar. 5, 2020—A drug combination effectively killed aggressive blood cancers in cell and animal models; now it’s being tested in patients.

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Connecting an asthma gene to leukemia

Aug. 2, 2018—A receptor previously implicated in asthma may also play roles in other allergic diseases and in leukemia, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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New cutting-edge treatment for type of pediatric leukemia offered at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 

Sep. 18, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is part of a select group of health care institutions recently chosen to offer a new FDA-approved immunotherapy for a subset of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Only 32 health care institutions in the United States will be certified to offer the therapy. Vanderbilt is only one of...

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Restore T cells to fight leukemia

Sep. 14, 2016—Modulation of T cell metabolism thus may represent a new therapeutic avenue for leukemia patients.

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Medical staff, theater join forces to help cancer patient see ‘Star Wars’

Jan. 21, 2016—A Vanderbilt patient who has battled leukemia for nearly five years was granted a private screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” thanks to her medical providers and a local movie theater.

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