AML and MDS Moon Shot Annual Report 2013

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in September 2012 launched its Moon Shots Program, an ambitious and comprehensive action plan to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths. Initial moon shot cancers are breast and ovarian; acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes; chronic lymphocytic leukemia; lung; melanoma and prostate cancer. Guillermo Garcia-Manero, M.D., professor in MD Anderson's...

Facts about myelodysplastic syndrome

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Around 15,000 people in the United States are diagnosed each year with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). MDS occurs when the bone marrow does not properly produce one or more of the following: red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. In the past it was thought MDS was only deadly when it developed into acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), but current research shows MDS can be fatal without reaching the stage of AML. Guillermo Garcia-Manero, M.D., professor in Leukemia, explains the...

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) - a life threatening cancer

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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) occurs when too many immature blood cells are produced by the bone marrow. Anemia, infection and bleeding may result and become life threatening. Guillermo Garcia-Manero, M.D., professor in Leukemia at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Acute myeloid leukemia.