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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.
Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows

Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows

Enzyme that helps trigger the development of leukemia

Enzyme that helps trigger the development of leukemia

Certain leukemia oncogenes switch on genetic programs that govern self-renewal, a unique stem cell characteristic

Certain leukemia oncogenes switch on genetic programs that govern self-renewal, a unique stem cell characteristic

Genetic mutations and cellular modifications may provide clues to the associations between slight genetic abnormalities and often fatal diseases

Genetic mutations and cellular modifications may provide clues to the associations between slight genetic abnormalities and often fatal diseases

Data from phase II study of Trisenox (arsenic trioxide) injection in myelodysplasia

Data from phase II study of Trisenox (arsenic trioxide) injection in myelodysplasia

Lorus Therapeutics allowed Canadian patent to protect anticancer drugs

Lorus Therapeutics allowed Canadian patent to protect anticancer drugs

Maxim Pharmaceuticals to withdraw NDA for advanced malignant melanoma

Maxim Pharmaceuticals to withdraw NDA for advanced malignant melanoma

Experimental drug PKC412 may be the key to treating myeloproliferative disease

Experimental drug PKC412 may be the key to treating myeloproliferative disease

Data suggests potential role of Quadramet in conjunction with chemotherapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

Data suggests potential role of Quadramet in conjunction with chemotherapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

Guidelines for determining the best possible time to receive bone marrow transplants

Guidelines for determining the best possible time to receive bone marrow transplants

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

FDA approves new drug for bone marrow disease

FDA approves new drug for bone marrow disease

Phase 3 trial of Ceplene in acute myeloid leukemia meets primary trial endpoint

Phase 3 trial of Ceplene in acute myeloid leukemia meets primary trial endpoint

Embryo testing could produce babies who might aid sick siblings

Embryo testing could produce babies who might aid sick siblings