Myelogenous Leukemia

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar receiving treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Examiner.comFormer basketball and movie star, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, announced today that he has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar suffering from cancer: chronic myelogenous leukemia  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Examiner.comAP Photo/Josh Reynolds file Karim Abdul Jabbar has announced that he has been undergoing treatment for cancer, specifically chronic myelogenous leukemia. ...

Benefit Concert for Trent McLaurin  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Clarksville Leaf ChronicleIn June 2008, Trent McLaurin, was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia). After all attempts to stabilize his condition failed, doctors recommended ...

Join the Marrow Registry  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Clarksville Leaf ChronicleDale Threatt of Big Rock was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia on July 20 of this year. He is currently going through chemo and is searching for a ...

Benefit scheduled for Tolono man battling leukemia  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Urbana/Champaign News-GazetteBut after a diagnosis of acute myelogenous leukemia this fall, friends and family are stepping up to help Easton with his battle to beat the disease. ...

China Medical Wins Approval for Leukemia FISH Probe  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Seeking Alpha (blog)...selecting the different treatment protocols appropriate for chronic myelogenous leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myelogenous leukemia. ...

Transplant list swells as family size shrinks  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
National PostThe average age of an acute myelogenous leukemia sufferer needing a transplant is 41. Based on the birth rate in 1961 -- 3.68 children per woman of ...

China Medical Technologies Receives SFDA Approval for its Leukemia BCR/ABL ...  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)...abnormality associated with chronic myelogenous leukemia ("CML"), acute lymphoblastic leukemia ("ALL") and acute myelogenous leukemia ("AML"). ...

Couple shares child's birth in hospitals miles apart  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Le Mars Daily SentinelThere was no delay," said Joe, who is battling Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). (Photo contributed) Joe DeLashmutt, was able to see and talk to his wife ...

'Mission for Melinda' planned Nov. 14  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
River Falls JournalRiver Falls resident Melinda Zellmer was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in June and has been incurring medical costs as she battles the illness. ...

Reduced-Intensity Drug Regimens Allow Stem Cell Transplantation In Elderly MDS ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
The MDS BeaconA study reporting the transplant outcomes of 722 patients gives supporting evidence for the benefit of treating elderly MDS and acute myelogenous leukemia ...

Synta Presents Preclinical Data on Next Generation Hsp90 Inhibitor, STA-9090  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
RTT News (press release)...and BCR-ABL in chronic myelogenous leukemia. In preclinical studies, inhibiting Hsp90 causes the degradation of these proteins and cancer cell death. ...

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 ...

CNY Girls' Laxer Needs Bone Marrow Transplant  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Lacrosse Magazine OnlineIn August, Taylor was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and everything normal about her senior year was put on hold. “It's a bummer,? said Taylor, ...

Bone marrow transplant saves a life  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
URI The Good 5 Cent CigarMDS can progress into AML (acute myelogenous leukemia), which occurred in Tally's case after about four months. For Tally, a bone marrow transplant was ...

MAURICE IS IN A FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE!  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
CNYLink from Eagle NewspapersHarold “Maurice? Broadwater, age 42, is a loving husband and father of two, and is battling Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Maurice's only chance for survival ...

Kim Eyes Rooting Out Leukemia  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Korea TimesIn chronic myelogenous leukemia, tyrosine kinase is active. Imatinib attaches to the problem, and prevents the enzyme's activity. ...

TV news reporter hopes to inspire with new book  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Montgomery NewspapersA year later he was assigned to cover the story of Hawaii resident Chris Pablo, who just weeks after being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, ...

Stem Cell Therapy International, Inc. and Histostem Korea Announce Providing ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)The first Hong Kong patient will be treated for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. We have a significant opportunity to distribute our stem cells to patients ...

Benefit held by family, friends of former soldier  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Clarksville Leaf ChronicleBut they didn't realize just how unfortunate until McLaurin found out he had acute myelogenous leukemia. Attempts to stabilize his condition failed, ...

'I was ready to do whatever it took'  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Tampa TribuneA team of doctors completely turned my world inside out when they said "AML," acute myelogenous leukemia. Looking back, it all happened so fast. ...

Centenary College to hold stem cell donor drive and benefit for ...  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Warren ReporterIt can develop into a fast-growing, severe leukemia called acute myelogenous leukemia. Stem cell transplant is the only treatment that can cure MDS. ...

On the links for a cause  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
The Times of Trenton - NJ.comAll proceeds from the outing benefit Pediatric Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) research. This year, more than 100 golfers participated in the outing and ...

Little Argus: Nov. 21  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Carlsbad Current Argus...at Carlsbad National Bank to help with medical expenses and family travel for Shakiri Joléi Montoya who was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. ...

Soldiers Nearly Killed with Military's Bioterrorism Vaccine  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Natural News.com (registration)He was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, which was destroying his circulatory system, and was immediately placed on chemotherapy. ...

Gig Harbor Man's Business Gives Back  -  ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
Gig Harbor LifeTodd Martini was a Web designer when his daughter Alex (short for Alexandra) was diagnosed at age 10 months with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in 1998. ...

5 questions about marrow donor registration drive  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Concord MonitorFormer Concord resident John Kristek is doing well in his fight against acute myelogenous leukemia, so now, because of his ...

Novartis Says Weak IP Protection Makes India R&D Impossible  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Seeking Alpha (blog)Gleevec has, however, become the standard of care for treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia, gastrointestinal stromal tumors and certain other ...

Syracuse man's plight draws attention to shortage of bone marrow donors of color  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.comBroadwater has acute myelogenous leukemia, a cancer that starts inside bone marrow, the soft tissue inside bones that helps form blood cells. ...

Journal: Bioinformatics. 2009 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print]  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
GenomeWeb Daily News...to five cancerous gene expression datasets: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and acute myelogenous leukemia. ...

These Patients Need Your Help This Thanksgiving  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Earthtimes (press release)Alex Mele, 15, is an avid baseball player hoping to win his fight against Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, a fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow. ...

Martial artists rally to one of their own  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Danville NewsBurns was first diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia — characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that accumulate in the bone ...

Charity briefs  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Southtown StarIn February, she was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia. She has spent 68 days in the hospital and undergone extensive ...

Leukemia Research Presented At International Symposium  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
PressZoom (press release)...in identifying and developing Gleevec as an oral treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia that has strikingly improved the survival for such patients. ...

Teenager's death hits Blake hard  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Globe and MailTwo years ago, Leafs forward Jason Blake was new to the team and the city and struggling to deal with the news he had chronic myelogenous leukemia, ...

2009 Angel Ball Lights Up NYC  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Hamptons.comGabrielle lost her long and valiant struggle with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) at the young age of 27. It was Gabrielle's wish that a foundation be ...

Cancer research paying off  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Prince George Citizen..."For myelogenous leukemia very specific treatment is done to understand its molecule level, its cause, and a treatment is designed to fix it." said Wosnick. ...

Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
WELT ONLINE...a novel KSP inhibitor, in patients with solid tumors and two Phase 1/2 trials in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia and multiple myeloma. ...

Some plaintiffs settle Tranguch gas spill suit  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderThe second phase would be to determine whether the contamination caused the injuries the plaintiffs alleged, including acute myelogenous leukemia suffered ...

Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. Engages Pullan Consulting to Obtain a ...  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
SYS-CON Media (press release)...small cell lung cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV integrase inhibitors, acute myelogenous leukemia, colorectal cancer and Alzheimer's disease. ...

Gilda's Club to Honor Wilmot Cancer Center Doctors at Gala  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Media Newswire (press release)Her research interests focus on improved therapies for acute myelogenous leukemia and methods to improve the success of stem cell transplantation. ...

'Life - bring it on'  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Beacon..."If I could have a do-over, it would be that I was a blood donor," said Ms. Adams, who on March 17, 2006 was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. ...

Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. Provides Important Update on COTI-2's Novel ...  -  ‎Nov 1, 2009‎
PR-CANADA.net (press release)...small cell lung cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV integrase inhibitors, acute myelogenous leukemia, colorectal cancer and Alzheimer's disease. ...

New Tiff's Treats celebrates opening with fundraiser  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Community Impact NewspaperThe fundraiser will help send a 7-year-old child from Austin suffering from Chromic Myelogenous Leukemia to Disney World. This is the second time that ...

College Hockey: This Week in DI Women's Hockey: October 30, 2009  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
USCHO...we told you about the gallant off-ice battle waged by Yale forward Mandi Schwartz, who was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. ...

USC Awarded New $16 Million Cancer Research Center  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Medical News Today (press release)...but additionally ensuring the generality of our approach by investigating acute myelogenous leukemia and non-small-cell lung cancer. ...

MolecularMD Establishes New Operations Facility to Support Growth in ...  -  ‎Nov 1, 2009‎
PR-CANADA.net (press release)...the development of targeted cancer therapies specifically with respect to CML (chronic myelogenous leukemia) and GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor). ...

OXiGENE Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)Presentation of a poster highlighting preclinical data for OXi4503 in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) models at the American Society of Hematology meeting ...



Background information on Myelogenous 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.
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (or CML) is a form of chronic leukemia characterised by increased production of myeloid cells in the bone marrow. The overwhelming majority is due to a characteristic chromosomal translocation termed the Philadelphia chromosome. It is traditionally treated with chemotherapy, interferon and bone marrow transplantation, although a specific inhibitor (imatinib mesylate) has radically changed the management.

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