Annette S Kim

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Acute Myeloid Leukemias (AMLs)

At a Glance Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an acquired hematologic malignancy that results in a clonal expansion of immature myeloid cells (myeloblasts or promyelocytes) in the blood or bone marrow and, less frequently, as accumulations of blasts in the peripheral tissues. Blasts in the bone marrow or peripheral blood must exceed 20% of nucleated…

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)

At a Glance Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) accounts for 15% of all adult leukemias, with an estimated 4,870 new cases in the United States in 2010. The median age of onset is 67 years of age, although CML can occur in all age groups, including children. CML is an acquired hematologic stem cell malignancy that…

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