Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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News: Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia

New Genes Implicated In Acute Myeloid Leukemia Identified  -  ‎Jul 28, 2009‎
HULIQTo identify point mutations, the researchers also performed DNA re-sequencing of 25 genes that are commonly mutated in adult acute myeloid leukemia.

Genzyme Reports Strong First-Quarter Growth  -  Apr 24, 2008
FOXBusinessGenzyme is developing the product for use globally as a first-line therapy for the treatment of adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic

Intrepid youngster, 10, gets ride with champ  -  Mar 9, 2008
The Southland Times,Radisich, a two-time World Touring Car champion took Sam, who suffers adult acute myeloid leukemia, for a quiet ride around the track.

sizing up genzyme's takeover potential  -  Nov 15, 2007
Genetic Engineering News (press release),...to other indications such as adult acute myeloid leukemia in the first-line setting. the tenacious battle over the purchase of bioenvision for $345m,

Genzyme says will not revise offer price for Bioenvision  -  Sep 27, 2007
ReutersThe company said this was its best and final offer, noting that Clofarabine will not be approved in adult acute myeloid leukemia in the European Union until



Background information on Adult 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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