Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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CytRx: Technical Breakout Imminent  -  23 Nov 2009
Seeking Alpha (blog)...with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) or certain forms of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) that are refractory or intolerant of other approved treatments. ...

131I-Anti-CD45 Antibody, Fludara®, and Low-dose TBI Is an Effective Transplant ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Cancer Consultants...[3] 131I-anti-CD45 antibody plus busulfan and cyclophosphamide before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia ...

Woman meets the stranger who saved her life  -  23 Nov 2009
msnbc.comRobinson had an aggressive cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Normally, the stem cells inside the marrow of our bones produce immature blood cells, ...

Benet rallies around ill classmate  -  23 Nov 2009
Chicago Daily HeraldBut on Oct. 28, a routine visit to the doctor's office for a sore throat and extreme fatigue led to a diagnoses of acute myeloid leukemia. ...

NC State coordinator has leukemia  -  23 Nov 2009
Burlington Times NewsRALEIGH -- North Carolina State offensive coordinator Dana Bible has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and won't attend the team's season finale ...

Robert B. Gerbing Honored by Cambridge Who's Who  -  23 Nov 2009
PR-CANADA.net (press release)...including childhood cancer, neuroblastoma and acute myeloid leukemia, as well as coordinating with principle investigators regarding study design. ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gets leukemia: What you need to know  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Food ConsumerAcute myeloid leukemia (AML): AML affects myeloid cells and grows quickly. It accounts for more than 13000 new cases of leukemia each year. ...

Sunesis' Voreloxin Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Acute Myeloid Leukemia  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
ReutersAbout Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the ...

Sunesis Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2009  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)Sunesis also announced that two abstracts related to the voreloxin clinical program in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) have been accepted for presentation at ...

Two Units Of Umbilical Cord Blood Reduce Risk Of Leukemia Recurrence  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Eighty-eight patients had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and 89 had acute myeloid leukemia (AML). "Our analysis showed that patients in first or second ...

Beautiful bright lights shine for dying boy  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
CNN InternationalDoctors say 2-year-old Dax Locke is losing his fight with acute myeloid leukemia and may only have weeks to live, so parents Julie and Austin Locke put ...

Primer on cancer types  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Gainesville SunAcute Myeloid Leukemia, or AML, is a type of leukemia that appears in adults and children. Although there is a fairly complex explanation for these ...

Genentech, Biogen Idec get FDA request for more information on Rituxan's use ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Gaea TimesDoctors said the findings should change the standard of care for younger adults with acute myeloid leukemia, but work remains to find better treatment for ...

The gift of life when it's most needed  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Brownwood BulletinThe story of Rhonda Walker Christensen, a 1981 Brownwood High School graduate living in Dallas who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia two years ago, ...

Chinese Authorities Clear China Medical's Leukemia Diagnostic Kit  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Genetic Engineering News (press release)...detect the Philadelphia translocation genetic defect associated with chronic myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and acute myeloid leukemia. ...

Synta Presents Preclinical Data on Next Generation Hsp90 Inhibitor, STA-9090  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
RTT News (press release)...carcinoma and melanoma and hematologic malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia, B-cell lymphoma, chronic myeloid leukemia and multiple myeloma. ...

Richardson charity celebrates its fifth birthday  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Dallas Morning NewsHeroes for Children, based in Richardson, was created by two mothers whose daughters had died of acute myeloid leukemia. It provides direct financial ...

EntreMed's ENMD-2076 Active in Solid and Hematological Cancers  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)Initial data for the Phase 1 clinical study with ENMD-2076 in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were presented by principal ...

Cyclacel makes progress with leukemia drug  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Business WeeklyCyclacel Pharmaceuticals said sapacitabine, its treatment for acute myeloid leukemia in elderly patients, has shown a 30 per cent survival rate in Phase II ...

Screen your bone marrow – save a life  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Queens CourierYou see, 16-year-old Alex Mele has Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), and he is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant, according to family members. ...

Dad's Math Quiz Wakes Teen From Coma  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
FOXNewsVicki Alex, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in September, was placed in a medically induced coma after her condition started to deteriorate ...

Aegera Therapeutics Initiates a Randomized Phase 2B Study with AEG35156 for ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)MONTREAL , Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ - Aegera Therapeutics Inc. announced today the dosing of the first patient in a randomized Phase 2B study of AEG35156, ...

Zest for Life Cancer Benefit  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Oshkosh NorthwesternAlicia Splies, Appleton, WI resident was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on June 30,2009 and is undergoing a bone marrow transplant in Milwaukee, WI. ...

Subinternal Limiting Membrane Hemorrhage With Perimacular Fold in Leukemia  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Archives of OphthalmologyA 14-year-old boy with acute myeloid leukemia visited the eye department with blurred vision of recent onset. Visual acuity was 6/48 OD and 6/18 OS. ...

First Use Of Antibody And Stem Cell Transplantation To Successfully Treat ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)All fifty-eight patients, with a median age of 63 and all with advanced acute myeloid leukemia or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome -- a pre-leukemic ...

Researchers Investigate Acute Pulmonary Failure In MDS Patients  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
The MDS BeaconResearchers from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have investigated the occurrence of acute pulmonary failure for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and ...

Great American Smokeout 2009 - stop smoking today!  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Examiner.com...esophagus, cervix, kidney, lung, pancreas, and stomach, and causes acute myeloid leukemia.? It has been listed as a factor in erectile dysfunction. ...

Cancer metabolism discovery uncovers new role of IDH1 gene mutation in brain ...  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
EurekAlert (press release)Recently, the IDH1 mutation was also shown to be present in a significant percentage of patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, another devastating disease. ...

Leukemia survivor fulfills her goal  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
The PacketLast Spring she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and immediately underwent an aggressive series of treatments. The treatments took their toll ...

High School teacher seeks compatible bone marrow donor after surprise leukemia ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
ABC Action NewsIt turned out to be a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Phillips is now looking for a compatible bone marrow donor. Her tissue type does not match anyone ...

Ariad's AP24534 in Publication (NASDAQ:ARIA)  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
FavStocks (blog)...currently it is in Phase 1 dose-escalating clinical trial in patients with refractory CML, acute myeloid leukemia and other hematological malignancies. ...

AACR: Conference Offers Look at Cancer Drugs in Pipeline International ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
ModernMedicineOf 4000 small molecules screened, etoposide showed promise in acute myeloid leukemia and chronic myelogenous leukemia, and ciclopirox olamine and kinetin ...

EpiCept Corporation Reports Third Quarter Results, Provides Business Update  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
WELT ONLINE...the Company's treatment for the remission maintenance and prevention of relapse in adult patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in first remission. ...

Sunesis Reports Data From Nonclinical Studies of Voreloxin at AACR-EORTC-NCI ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)...in the Company's ongoing Phase 2 clinical study of voreloxin in combination with cytarabine in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML). ...

New Drug Blocks "Undruggable" Target in Cancer Cells  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
National Cancer Institute - NCI Cancer Bulletin...total body irradiation, and hematopoietic stem cell transplant in older patients with advanced acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or high-risk myelodysplastic ...

Research and Markets: Stakeholder Insight: Acute Leukemias - Reaching the ...  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
ReutersThe drug therapy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is largely based on chemotherapy regimens that have changed ...

Sunesis to Present Nonclinical Voreloxin Combination Data at AACR-EORTC-NCI ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)Studies also provide evidence of voreloxin's synergistic and additive effects when combined with other acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treatments, ...

AACR-NCI-EORTC conference highlights major expansion in cancer drug pipeline  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
News-Medical.netCells from 51 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and 12 patients with chronic myelogenuous leukemia (CML) were screened with one of the drugs, ...

Students help teacher diagnosed with leukemia  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
ABC Action NewsDoctors told her she was suffering Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Doctors said AML is of great concern because the disease progresses rapidly. ...

No Relief for Genzyme as APB Failure Dents Renal Franchise  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
BioWorld Online...said a single-arm Phase III trial was not sufficient for approval of Clolar (clofarabine) in previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia patients, ...

Lifetime of giving  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
ReporterNews.comBut after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, he has found himself on the receiving end of blood donations. With his immune system compromised by ...

Family plans marrow registry drive in Hawk Point  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
SuburbanJournalsBetty Shaw has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and is undergoing chemotherapy until a match can be found for a bone marrow transplant. ...

OXiGENE to Present at American Society of Hematology and AACR/NCI/EORTC Meetings  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)Medicine, University of Florida Session Name: Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Therapy, excluding Transplantation I Session Date and Time: Saturday, December 5, ...

The Great American Smokeout can help you quit for good  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Tampabay.comAlso causes acute myeloid leukemia and increases risk of breast cancer. Other lung diseases: Smoking causes emphysema, and 90 percent of deaths from chronic ...

Sunesis completes enrollment in Phase II leukemia trial  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)...agent voreloxin in newly diagnosed elderly acute myeloid leukemia or AML patients who are unlikely to benefit from standard induction chemotherapy. ...

Mother says prayer helped boy, 9, win leukemia battle  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
The Huntsville Times - al.comWill Walker, is back home for the first time in five months after battling acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at the St. Jude Hospital in Memphis. ...

Lipoxen plc New Research Collaboration with Pharmsynthez  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
PharmaLive.com (press release)...to Pharmsynthez's compounds in multiple sclerosis, HIV and non-Hodgkin lymphoma as well as cystic fibrosis, acute myeloid leukemia and type 2 diabetes. ...

Robert Hoffman, long-time Korean missionary, dead at 80  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Maryville Daily Times...and pastor in East Tennessee and Kentucky, died Tuesday at his home in Maryville after many weeks of illness with fast-growing acute myeloid leukemia. ...

New therapy shows promise in treating advanced leukemia  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Newspost OnlineThe study showed that patients with advanced acute myeloid leukemia or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome – a pre-leukemic condition – experienced a ...

Data for EntreMed's ENMD-2076 to Be Presented at the Upcoming AACR-NCI-EORTC ...  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)A106, "A Phase 1 study of ENMD-2076 in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML)," Halls CD, 2nd floor. ...



Background information on Acute Myeloid Leukemia [When available]

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), also known as acute myeloid leukemia, is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells. It is the most commonly diagnosed type of adult leukemia, and is rare among children.

These malignant cells called myeloblasts fail to mature into the different types of blood cells, a process called differentiation. If differentiation does not occur, the myeloblasts accumulate and overtake the number of healthy blood cells, spreading into the bloodstream and other vital organs. The lack of healthy blood cells results in symptoms such as anaemia and abnormal bruising.

Myeloid leukemias are characterized as "acute" or "chronic" based on how quickly they progress if not treated. Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is often without symptoms and can remain dormant for years before transforming into a blast crisis, which is markedly similar to AML.

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