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FDA allows marketing of test to aid in the detection of certain leukemias and lymphomas

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of ClearLLab Reagents (T1, T2, B1, B2, M), the first agency authorized test for use with flow cytometry to aid in the detection of several leukemias and lymphomas, including chronic leukemia, acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).
Source: Food and Drug Administration - Category: American Health Source Type: news

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Source: Acta Haematologica - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Tube - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts
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Source: Oncology Tube - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts
This is an exciting time for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treatment, with multiple new therapies being investigated currently. In this interview, Francesco Lo-Coco, MD, from the University Tor Vergata... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 11/23/2017
Source: Oncology Tube - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts
Source: Leukemia Research - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
ConclusionAmong the comorbidities that compose the HCT‐CI, diabetes and cardiovascular comorbidity independently predict NRM in patients undergoing allogeneic HCT for AML. This information should be taken into consideration regarding post‐transplant monitoring and care.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: European Journal of Haematology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Tadmor T, Welslau M, Hus I Abstract INTRODUCTION: The majority of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) will obtain an infectious complication at some point during their disease, accounting for up to an estimated 60% of deaths in CLL. Patients are predisposed to infection due to inherent immune defects related to the primary disease, and as a result of therapy. The range of infectious complications has evolved alongside therapeutic advances in the treatment of CLL. More recently several novel targeted therapeutic compounds have been introduced in CLL, whose unique safety profiles will probably h...
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: CME Article Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Extraordinary Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Extraordinary Case Report Source Type: research
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