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2012-08-13 15:51:54

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have made a discovery involving mice and humans that could mean that people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a rare and usually fatal cancer, are a step closer to new treatment options. "We have discovered that a gene called HLX is expressed at abnormally high levels in leukemia stem cells in a mouse model of AML," said Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of cell biology and of medicine at Einstein and...

2012-01-17 12:47:27

Melbourne researchers have discovered that acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive blood cancer with poor prognosis, may be susceptible to medications that target a protein called Mcl-1. The research team at the institute was led by Dr Stefan Glaser, from the institute´s Cancer and Haematology division, and Professor Andreas Strasser, joint head of the institute´s Molecular Genetics of Cancer division, working in collaboration with scientists from the Australian Centre for...

2011-12-12 23:32:41

Older people with acute myeloid leukemia and normal looking chromosomes in their cancer cells have a higher risk of recurrence if they have mutations in a gene called ASXL1, according to a new study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James). The study is the first to investigate the influence of these gene mutations on prognosis in patients with...

2011-10-26 13:05:54

Research to be featured at 2011 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition A new potential leukemia therapy targets only cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone. Many current chemotherapy treatments affect cancer cells and healthy cells, causing significant side effects, such as fatigue, hair loss, nausea, anxiety and depression. This research is being presented at the 2011 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23...

2011-09-19 23:47:47

Blacks and Hispanics have fewer cases of acute leukemia compared to whites but they die at a substantially higher rate, according to study results presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held here Sept. 18-21, 2011. From 1998 to 2008, blacks had a 17 percent increased risk of dying from acute leukemia and Hispanics had a 12 percent increased risk compared to white patients. When separated into the two forms of acute leukemia — acute...

2010-07-29 15:03:59

The prognosis for nearly three-quarters of elderly patients on intensive chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is poor, with a median survival of less than six months, according to a study published online today in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology. AML is the most common form of acute leukemia among adults and is a rapidly growing cancer of the bone marrow that requires immediate treatment. The average age at diagnosis is 67, and more than 12,000 people will be...

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2010-02-18 14:40:00

Findings provide clues for treating thousands of patients diagnosed each year Although leukemia is one of the best studied cancers, the cause of some types is still poorly understood. Now, a newly found mutation in acute myeloid leukemia patients could account for half of the remaining cases of adult acute leukemia with an unknown origin. "The molecular biology of leukemia has been studied for the last 20 years and we thought we had found most of the common genes for leukemia," comments...

2009-07-27 16:00:00

St. Jude scientists identify new genes implicated in childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but analysis underscores the need for more detailed look at the complete AML genome MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive analysis yet of the genome of childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) found only a few mistakes in the genetic blueprint, suggesting the cancer arises from just a handful of missteps, according to new findings from St. Jude Children's Research...


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