Acute Myeloid Leukemia – About the Disease:
AML is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. This type of cancer usually gets worse quickly if it is not treated. It is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. AML is also called acute myelogenous leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia, and acute non-lymphocytic leukemia.
The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) website provides general disease information on AML:
The US-based American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) also offers
an AML information web portal:
To begin a comprehensive search of existing clinical research trials for AML, click on these links from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the European Medicines Agency. You may search and compile information of interest on available clinical trials for further discussion with your physician:
The different “Phases” of clinical trials are described on this website:
Additional information for International patients and families outside of the U.S may be found on our PATIENT RESOURCES page.