A total of 500 cells of WBC were counted and blasts cells over 20% are regarded as acute leukaemias.
Most of acute leukaemias can be classified as myeloid, B lymphoid and T lymphoid based on different antigenic expression of the blast cells.
It is responsible for up to 80% of acute leukaemias
in adults with slight male preponderance.
The research was supported by the Medical Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Leukaemia
and Lymphoma Research, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Microsoft Research and the Wellcome Trust.
are malignant disorders which are rapidly fatal if left untreated but they are curable with appropriate treatment.
Occasionally we see a household with several cats who have all contracted feline leukaemia
Only 50% of children diagnosed with MLL leukaemia
survive longer than two years after receiving standard therapy.
Dr Cooke explained that previous research has shown kids who develop leukaemia
tend to undergo changes to their DNA while in the womb.
WORLD-LEADING scientists at a new research centre in Scotland will have a cure for a key form of leukaemia
within 10 years.
This approach is more likely to address the heterogeneity of acute leukaemia
and will contribute to the increasing trend of risk-stratified treatment approaches.
PharmaMar's clinical portfolio currently includes Yondelis(TM) in phase II clinical trials (co-developed with Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development), designated Orphan Drug for STS by the EMEA in 2001 and Orphan Drug for ovarian cancer in 2003; Aplidin(R), in phase II, designated Orphan Drug for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
in 2003; Kahalalide F in phase II and ES-285 in phase I clinical trials.
If approved by the FDA, clofarabine would be the first drug to be labeled for pediatric leukaemia
exclusively in more than a decade.