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Promising results in trial of engineered T cells in high-risk leukemia

High response rates to experimental immunotherapy in patients with treatment-resistant chronic lymphocytic leukemia

July 17, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Most patients with recurrent chronic lymphocytic leukemia who were enrolled in a small, early- phase trial saw their advanced tumors shrink or even disappear after an infusion of genetically engineered immune cells. Dr. Cameron Turtle, one of the study’s leaders, presented the results on Saturday at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Diego.

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What's new in blood diseases

Four things to watch from the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology

Dec. 20, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

For a few days earlier this month, a small city’s-worth of health professionals and researchers from nations across the globe converged for the world’s biggest conference in hematology. Fred Hutch News Service was on the ground at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology Dec. 3-6 in San Diego, California. From immunotherapy for advanced blood cancers to new approaches to treating sickle cell disease, here’s our top four things to watch from the meeting.

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The quest to better understand the deadliest childhood leukemia

Oncologists are beginning to leverage unique genomic characteristics of pediatric AML to improve treatment and prognosis

Dec. 7, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Acute myeloid leukemia is the deadliest leukemia among children. Only 60 percent of patients will achieve long-term remission. But scientists see change on the horizon.

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