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When Do You Need a Bone Marrow Test?

When Do You Need a Bone Marrow Test?

Your recent blood tests have produced some troubling results. Maybe your red blood cell count is too low. Or, perhaps your platelet level is too high. In either case, your physician may order a bone marrow test to try to identify what’s causing these abnormalities or to diagnose other potential

Higher Cancer Incidence in Males than in Females

For years, scientists have puzzled over why more males develop cancer than females: In some cancers, the ratio is two to one higher in males than females. Males carry about a 20 percent higher risk than females of developing cancer, which results in 153,000 new additional cases of cancer in

Anti-Cancer Compounds Target Leukemia, Lymphoma Blood Cancers

A new class of small-molecule compounds (MMRI) that appear suitable for development of leukemia- and lymphoma-targeted therapies has been discovered by a research team led by Dr. Xinjiang Wang, from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Buffalo, NY.
Researchers found that this new class of compounds

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