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Acute myeloid leukaemia is 11 different diseases

Researchers studying the genetic make-up of an aggressive blood cancer, AML, have discovered that it exists in at least 11 different forms.

Traces of cancer cells in blood could warn of acute leukaemia relapse

Researchers showed that the presence of leukaemia cells after initial chemotherapy could predict how well a patient subsequently fared.

Researchers uncover weakness in leukaemia cells

UK scientists have found that a pair of genes inside cells could play a major role in how a serious form of leukaemia develops.

New leukaemia gene stops blood cells ‘growing up’

Scientists have identified a gene – FOXC1 – that, if switched on, causes more aggressive cancer in a fifth of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients