Acute Myeloid Leukemia News and Research

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society estimates that over 13,000 new cases of AML were diagnosed and approximately 9,000 deaths from AML occurred in the U.S. during 2007. AML is generally a disease of older adults, and the median age of a patient diagnosed with AML is about 67 years. A majority of elderly patients are not considered candidates for standard induction therapy or decline therapy, resulting in an acute need for new treatment options.
Targeting tumor suppressor protein could be effective treatment for some AML patients, study suggests

Targeting tumor suppressor protein could be effective treatment for some AML patients, study suggests

Young adults, adolescents with acute leukemia treated at specialized cancer centers have higher survival rates

Young adults, adolescents with acute leukemia treated at specialized cancer centers have higher survival rates

Researchers create novel model that reveals cellular, molecular events driving leukemia progression

Researchers create novel model that reveals cellular, molecular events driving leukemia progression

New drug offers hope for patients with bladder cancer

New drug offers hope for patients with bladder cancer

Researchers develop computer machine-learning model to predict remission or relapse in AML patients

Researchers develop computer machine-learning model to predict remission or relapse in AML patients

Common drug for autoimmune disease may increase risk of myeloid neoplasms

Common drug for autoimmune disease may increase risk of myeloid neoplasms

Researchers design antibody that recognizes and destroys blood cancer stem cells

Researchers design antibody that recognizes and destroys blood cancer stem cells

Roswell Park study provides new insights into gene mutations that can lead to cancer

Roswell Park study provides new insights into gene mutations that can lead to cancer

Persistent infection in infant reveals mutation that helps bacteria tolerate antibiotic therapy

Persistent infection in infant reveals mutation that helps bacteria tolerate antibiotic therapy

Researchers identify possible treatment targets for myelodysplasia syndromes

Researchers identify possible treatment targets for myelodysplasia syndromes

UC researchers uncover obesity-related protein's role in leukemia development

UC researchers uncover obesity-related protein's role in leukemia development

FDA awards accelerated approval to new ovarian cancer drug

FDA awards accelerated approval to new ovarian cancer drug

Newborns with CMV may have increased risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia

Newborns with CMV may have increased risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia

New technology that increases Natural Killer cells to stop cancers gets licensed

New technology that increases Natural Killer cells to stop cancers gets licensed

Personalized cancer vaccine improves outcomes for patients with AML, clinical study shows

Personalized cancer vaccine improves outcomes for patients with AML, clinical study shows

Stem cell-based risk scoring tool could predict AML patient’s response to standard treatment

Stem cell-based risk scoring tool could predict AML patient’s response to standard treatment

New research reveals role of two genetic mutations in subset of acute myeloid leukemia

New research reveals role of two genetic mutations in subset of acute myeloid leukemia

Experimental T-cell therapy shows promise in preventing AML relapse

Experimental T-cell therapy shows promise in preventing AML relapse

Simple, coordinated approach can improve chances of survival for high-risk AML patients

Simple, coordinated approach can improve chances of survival for high-risk AML patients

New study finds smoking cessation at any age reduces risk of death

New study finds smoking cessation at any age reduces risk of death