Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival
SATURDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Advances in the treatment
of blood cancers offer new hope for increased survival, according
to two studies scheduled to be presented at the American Society of
Hematology meeting Saturday in Orlando, Fla.
Gene Therapy Corrected Rare Bleeding Disorder: Study
SUNDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Using gene therapy, German
researchers report that they managed to "correct" a malfunctioning
gene responsible for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a rare but
devastating childhood disorder that leads to prolonged bleeding
from even minor hits or scrapes, and also leaves these children
vulnerable to certain cancers and dangerous infections.
New Blood Thinner May Help Fight Dangerous Leg Clots
SATURDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new anti-clotting pill,
rivaroxaban (Xarelto), may be an effective, convenient and safer
treatment for patients coping with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), a
pair of new studies indicate.