News: acute myeloid leukemia

Laughter in Spite of Leukemia

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Dori Brown’s spirited battle against acute myeloid leukemia inspired her friends and family to raise money to fund research on the disease.

Leukemia’s Chromosomal Break-ups

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., has been on a 20-year hunt for the causes of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). When he entered the field in 1992, scientists had identified multiple chromosomal translocations – where two chromosomes break apart and exchange some genetic information – in cells from patients with acute leukemia. At the junctions (breakpoints) where the [...]

The Path to Recovery

Friday, June 29th, 2012

It took only 45 minutes for leukemia patient Joe Lawrence to receive the stem cells donated by his brother Kevin, but the procedure itself was just the beginning of his quest to bounce back from a life-threatening form of blood cancer. To help him on his path to recovery, Joe volunteered to be one of [...]