Hematology

January 19, 2012

Healthy and doing well: Bone marrow transplant from Europe gives Bemidji man new lease on life

By Mystery User

 At first glance, Lynn Schmidt’s job appears tedious. But to the 60-year-old, being back at work symbolizes winning a battle against cancer…Schmidt was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, in 2010 after results from a physical exam he took prior to donating blood showed low levels of hemoglobin, which is the main component of […]

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December 29, 2011

Healthy and doing well: Bone marrow transplant from Europe gives Bemidji man new lease on life

By Mystery User

At first glance, Lynn Schmidt’s job appears tedious. But to the 60-year-old, being back at work symbolizes winning a battle against cancer…Schmidt was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, in 2010 after results from a physical exam he took prior to donating blood showed low levels of hemoglobin, which is the main component of […]

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Tags: Mrinal Patnaik


December 8, 2011

Man Dies From Severe Nosebleed

By Mystery User

The death of a 47-year-old British man who suffered a severe nosebleed has medical examiners perplexed. Robert Ford of Gravesend, Kent, was walking with a friend when the nosebleed started, the U.K. Daily Mail reported today…“We see an increased frequency of nosebleeds as the weather turns cooler because people start heating their homes,” said  Dr. […]

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Tags: Jason Homme


November 2, 2011

Running with, not from, cancer

By Mystery User

Marathon runners know that the 26.2-mile races provide plenty of opportunities for humbling moments. For Don Wright, the first occurs when the horn goes off and he crosses the starting line. For Wright, 70, each race is another step in his battle to ward off multiple myeloma, a cancer that has no cure and often […]

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April 19, 2010

HTRS: CV Risk Factors Seen in Adults with Hemophilia

By Mystery User

The increased life expectancy of patients with hemophilia that has resulted from advances in treatment places these patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a researcher said here.   “Screening for cardiovascular risk factors is often overlooked during their annual hemophilia evaluation because of the assumption that these are being managed by their primary care providers,” […]

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Tags: CV Risks, Dr. Ming Lim, hemophilia


February 19, 2010

FDA unveils risk-management plan for Amgen anti-anemia drugs

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Physicians who want to prescribe Amgen Inc.’s anti-anemia drugs for cancer patients will have to register and undergo special training under a risk-management plan unveiled Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration. Amgen also will require physicians to collect signed statements from patients attesting that they have been informed about the dangers of the drugs… […]

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Tags: anti-anemia drugs


December 9, 2009

Vitamin D linked to surviving lymphoma

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

U.S. researchers found vitamin D levels are associated with survival in lymphoma patients.   Lead investigator Dr. Matthew Drake of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said the research team tracked 374 patients enrolled in the University of Iowa /Mayo Clinic Lymphoma Specialized Program of Research Excellence, who had been diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell […]

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Tags: lymphoma, vitamin D


December 9, 2009

ASH: Drug Combo Active in Relapsed Mantle-Cell Lymphoma

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Half of patients with relapsed or refractory mantle-cell lymphoma achieved major responses when treated with the investigational agent temsirolimus and rituximab (Rituxan), data from an ongoing clinical study showed. Responses persisted for almost 10 months and demonstrated durability in rituximab-refractory patients, according to Stephen M. Ansell, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.   […]

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Tags: lymphoma, Rituximab


December 8, 2009

Vitamin D May Boost Lymphoma Survival

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Healthy levels of vitamin D may help patients with a certain type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma live longer. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered that patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and low vitamin D levels are two times more likely to die from the cancer than patients with optimal levels. Deficient vitamin D […]

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Tags: lymphoma, vitamin D


December 8, 2009

Patients deficient in vitamin D fare worse in battle with lymphoma

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

A shortage of vitamin D may stack the deck against people fighting a common form of lymphoma, researchers reported December 5 at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology. The new study adds this cancer to the list of malignancies suspected of being more difficult to control in patients with vitamin D deficiency common […]

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Tags: lymphoma, vitamin D


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