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Venetoclax Shows Promise in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Venetoclax monotherapy appears to improve outcomes in some patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), according to a phase 2, single-arm study.

"This study included patients that were in categories that are difficult to treat - relapsed, refractory, and/or elderly and deemed medically unfit to receive induction therapy," Dr. Anthony Letai from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston told Reuters Health by email.

"The fact that some of these patients had leukemias that were relapsed or refractory to very tough regimens, including regimens that require multi-week inpatient hospital stays, but nonetheless responded to an oral outpatient therapy taken once a day was a very interesting result," he said.

The Next Generation Test Tube Babies

Nanotechnology in MedicineThe following is an introduction to the recent article from “The Scientist” magazine. This article Shepherds in, a landmark event in the annals of the medical achievements of Man.

Most of my students have heard my lectures on “Our Current Definitions of Good Health”, and what changed in the twentieth century to double Man’s “Life Expectancy”. Realize that Life Expectancy is not the same number we use for “The LifeSpan of Man”, but the two measurements continue to move together in concert.

In 2011, the scientific community changed “The Life Span of Man” from one hundred years (where it has always been) to one hundred thirty years.

Latest From The National Science Advisory Board

The Science Advisory Board is a reputable peer reviewed scientific publication I recommend to all of my students. If you want to keep abreast of the latest in science, become a member. I will always have these updates available to my readers. Coming soon is my article on the new CPR guidelines and the need for everyone to possess the knowledge to save a life.
 
Dr. Counce
 
 
Thu, Jul21, 2011 8:17 am