myeloblastic leukemia

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Noun1.myeloblastic leukemia - a malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by numerous myeloblasts in the blood stream
cancer of the blood, leucaemia, leukaemia, leukemia - malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
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Massive doses of steroid induced hematologic improvement more rapidly in ALL patients, and the beneficial effect was noted in patients who became resistant to conventional-dose steroid and also in a few patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) [1-3).
10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alfacell Corporation today announced that American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting abstracts in Blood (2008 112: Abstract 4205 & 2008 112: Abstract 4010) report that ONCONASE (ranpirnase) and R-Amphinase (R-Amph) show anti-tumor activity in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) cells alone as well as in combination with standard chemotherapeutic agents, expanding the spectrum of malignancies for which Alfacell's proprietary ribonucleases show promising activity.
Doxorubicin has been used successfully to produce regression in disseminated neoplastic conditions such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, Wilms' tumor, neuroblastoma, soft tissue and bone sarcomas, breast carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma, transitional cell bladder carcinoma, thyroid carcinoma, gastric carcinoma, Hodgkin's disease, malignant lymphoma and bronchogenic carcinoma in which the small cell histologic type is the most responsive compared to other cell types.

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