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CURE’s acute myeloid leukemia page features the latest cancer news and updates on acute myeloid leukemia. Through articles, videos, podcasts, and more, CURE brings readers the insights of experts, cancer survivors, patients, and advocates to ensure everyone is up to date in acute myeloid leukemia.

Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine May Increase Protection in Immunocompromised Patients

August 19th 2021, 9:00pm


Patients who are immunocompromised, such as patients with blood cancers, may get the boosted immunity needed to reduce their risk for contracting COVID-19 and hospitalization for compilations related to the virus.

Treatment of AML in Older Patients Almost At ‘The Holy Grail’

August 14th 2021, 6:00pm


“We are fortunate now to live in an era where we have nine new drugs approved (for AML) just in the last five years,” says an expert from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Educated Patients Are The ‘Key To The Success’ Of Their Cancer Therapy

August 11th 2021, 6:00pm


“More and more (patients and physicians) need to work together in partnership throughout the cancer journey in order to optimize and make the journey the best possible that we can for every single patient,” says an expert from the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Paying it Forward in the Flow

July 16th 2021, 4:00pm


A woman shares the story of her journey with multiple cancer types, including the same one that her mother died from.

Palliative Care Improves Coping in Patients with A Certain Type of Leukemia

June 9th 2021, 9:00pm


Introducing integrated palliative care to patients with a certain type of leukemia was shown to facilitate active coping strategies, which could improve a patient’s quality of life.

Potential Genetic Target Found for Treating Pediatric Leukemia

May 24th 2021, 9:00pm


Scientists have identified a potentially valuable genetic target in children with acute myeloid leukemia that could lead to further studies in immunotherapy drugs for the disease.

Childhood Down Syndrome and Acute Myeloid Leukemia Association ‘Greater Than Previously Reported’

May 12th 2021, 1:00pm


An analysis of more than 3.5 million children born between January 1996 and December 2016 demonstrated a stronger association between Down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia risk than has been previously reported.

Early Study Results Show Novel Therapy Safe and Effective in Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

May 11th 2021, 6:00pm


Treatment with a novel therapy as a single agent, or in combination with Venclexta, demonstrated a manageable safety profile and antileukemic effects in patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia. The study authors, however, note that more research is needed.

Venclexta With a Hypomethylating Agent Shows Promise for Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

May 6th 2021, 9:00pm


Compared to a hypomethylating agent alone, combining the agent with Venclexta improved complete remission rates in patients with blast-phase myeloproliferative neoplasm.

Why the COVID-19 Vaccine is Important for Patients with Blood Cancers

April 27th 2021, 9:00pm


Patients with blood cancers are at a much higher risk of complications if they contract COVID-19, says an expert from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).