Acute Myeloid Leukemia

With the development of new scientific techniques, international collaborations and clinical trials, treatment options for AML are likely to increase in future years. We hope that this will translate into improved prognosis and quality of life for patients with this devastating disease - Connor Sweeney & Catherine Garnett

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Scientists uncover 11 types of acute myeloid leukaemia

The blood cancer known as acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is not one disease but at least 11 different types, scientists have concluded by studying the genes that cause the condition.

Scientists say the discovery could aid diagnosis and lead to new treatments geared towards tackling the different types of the disease.

“What it will mean is that we can give much more accurate information to the patient about what is likely to happen to them with the conventional treatments,” said Peter Campbell, co-author of the study from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. “In the long term we hope that this will act as a framework for developing and testing new targeted drugs,” he added...


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