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Diagnostic Progress for Blood Cancer
Diagnostic Progress for Blood Cancer

The outlook for patients with leukemia and other life-threatening blood cancers is rapidly improving thanks to targeted therapies and advancements in blood and marrow transplants, researchers say. But while breakthroughs are improving patients’ quality of life, a cure for blood cancers is more problematic. “There are so many different kinds of cancer and they seem to find their way around the innovations that we develop,” said Dr. Leslie Popplewell, an associate clinical professor, researcher and staff physician at City of Hope, a cancer research hospital in Duarte. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society estimates 156,420 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with leukemia,...