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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.
Comprehensive genomic sequencing essential to capitalize precision medicine for pediatric cancer care

Comprehensive genomic sequencing essential to capitalize precision medicine for pediatric cancer care

Combination of investigational therapeutic and chemotherapy shows promise for AML treatment

Combination of investigational therapeutic and chemotherapy shows promise for AML treatment

Researchers unravel mechanisms that produce individualized metabolism in leukemia

Researchers unravel mechanisms that produce individualized metabolism in leukemia

Two CU Cancer Center studies provide insights into the link between inflammation and leukemia

Two CU Cancer Center studies provide insights into the link between inflammation and leukemia

Study maps potential link between oil and gas production and childhood leukemia risk

Study maps potential link between oil and gas production and childhood leukemia risk

Three CU researchers recognized for contributions to immunotherapy in childhood cancer

Three CU researchers recognized for contributions to immunotherapy in childhood cancer

Researchers develop new therapeutic approach for treating acute myeloid leukemia

Researchers develop new therapeutic approach for treating acute myeloid leukemia

New discovery in Ewing sarcoma may prevent tumor metastasis from occurring

New discovery in Ewing sarcoma may prevent tumor metastasis from occurring

Study may lead to new treatments that eliminate cancer cells without harming other body cells

Study may lead to new treatments that eliminate cancer cells without harming other body cells

Blocking TGFβ1 could improve hematopoiesis in AML patients, indicates study

Blocking TGFβ1 could improve hematopoiesis in AML patients, indicates study

‘Kicking you when you’re down’: Many cancer patients pay dearly for parking

‘Kicking you when you’re down’: Many cancer patients pay dearly for parking

Researchers identify new immunotherapy treatment target for acute myeloid leukemia in children

Researchers identify new immunotherapy treatment target for acute myeloid leukemia in children

Antiviral T cells safe, effective as off-the-shelf therapy for painful complication after stem cell transplants

Antiviral T cells safe, effective as off-the-shelf therapy for painful complication after stem cell transplants

Novel compound in avocados may offer a route to better leukemia treatment

Novel compound in avocados may offer a route to better leukemia treatment

Transposons can protect against certain blood cancers

Transposons can protect against certain blood cancers

Study shows stronger link between Down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia

Study shows stronger link between Down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia

Study reveals reason behind high risk of leukemia in children with Down syndrome

Study reveals reason behind high risk of leukemia in children with Down syndrome

Researchers identify epigenetic mechanism responsible for lifelong stress susceptibility

Researchers identify epigenetic mechanism responsible for lifelong stress susceptibility

Cancer cells may dodge chemotherapy by going into 'active hibernation'

Cancer cells may dodge chemotherapy by going into 'active hibernation'

Whole genome sequencing may guide blood cancer treatment

Whole genome sequencing may guide blood cancer treatment