Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia

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Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia

Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia is also known as acute magakaryocytic leukemia. It is a type of cancer affecting the blood. Although the precise cause of this disorder is not fully understood, exposure to radiation or certain chemicals is considered risk factors for this condition. Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia may cause various symptoms such as bruises, excessive bleeding, fatigue and fever. A physician can often diagnose this condition with a physical exam and blood tests, although certain imaging studies such as an x-ray or CT scan might be necessary. Treatment for cancers of the blood, including acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, is rapidly progressing with advances in medical research. Currently, chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant are two possible treatment options.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia" returned 72 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Novel Variant t(1;22) Translocation - ins(22;1)(q13;p13p31) - in a Child with Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia.
 

Author(s): Elizabeth Margolskee, Jad Saab, Julia T Geyer, Alexander Aledo, Susan Mathew

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BACKGROUND The reciprocal translocation t(1;22)(p13;q13) involving the RBM15 and MKL1 genes is an uncommon abnormality that occurs in a subset of acute myeloid leukemia with megakaryocytic differentiation (AMKL). Variant translocations have been infrequently described in this subtype ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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New hPSC-based human models to study pediatric Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia harboring the fusion oncogene RBM15-MKL1.
 

Author(s): Verónica Ayllón, Marina Vogel-González, Federico González-Pozas, Joan Domingo-Reinés, Rosa Montes, Lucía Morales-Cacho, Verónica Ramos-Mejía

Journal: Stem Cell Res. 2017 Mar;19():1-5.

 

Pediatric Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia not associated to Down Syndrome (non-DS AMKL) is a rare disease with a dismal prognosis. Around 15% of patients carry the chromosomal translocation t(1;22) that originates the fusion oncogene RBM15-MKL1, which is linked to an earlier disease ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pediatric non-Down syndrome acute megakaryoblastic leukemia is characterized by distinct genomic subsets with varying outcomes.
 

Author(s): Jasmijn D E de Rooij, Cristyn Branstetter, Jing Ma, Yongjin Li, Michael P Walsh, Jinjun Cheng, Askar Obulkasim, Jinjun Dang, John Easton, Lonneke J Verboon, Heather L Mulder, Martin Zimmermann, Cary Koss, Pankaj Gupta, Michael Edmonson, Michael Rusch, Joshua Yew Suang Lim, Katarina Reinhardt, Martina Pigazzi, Guangchun Song, Allen Eng Juh Yeoh, Lee-Yung Shih, Der-Cherng Liang, Stephanie Halene, Diane S Krause, Jinghui Zhang, James R Downing, Franco Locatelli, Dirk Reinhardt, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, C Michel Zwaan, Maarten Fornerod, Tanja A Gruber

Journal: Nat. Genet.. 2017 Mar;49(3):451-456.

 

Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) is a subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in which cells morphologically resemble abnormal megakaryoblasts. While rare in adults, AMKL accounts for 4-15% of newly diagnosed childhood AML cases. AMKL in individuals without Down syndrome (non-DS-AMKL) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The biology of pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia.
 

Author(s): Tanja A Gruber, James R Downing

Journal: Blood. 2015 Aug;126(8):943-9.

 

Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) comprises between 4% and 15% of newly diagnosed pediatric acute myeloid leukemia patients. AMKL in children with Down syndrome (DS) is characterized by a founding GATA1 mutation that cooperates with trisomy 21, followed by the acquisition of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia associated with mosaic Down's syndrome.
 

Author(s): J H Simon, C K Tebbi, A I Freeman, M L Brecher, D M Green, A A Sandberg

Journal: Cancer. 1987 Nov;60(10):2515-20.

 

There have been several reports of the association between Down's Syndrome and acute megakaryoblastic (M7) leukemia (AMKL). The diagnosis of this rare form of leukemia has been better delineated by the use of the platelet peroxidase reaction and the antifactor VIII antibody immunoperoxidase ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Phenotypes of blasts in acute erythroblastic and megakaryoblastic leukemia--review.
 

Author(s): J Breton-Gorius

Journal: Keio J Med. 1987 Jan;36(1):23-45.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Alisertib in Treating Patients With Myelofibrosis or Relapsed or Refractory Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia; Myelofibrosis; Primary Myelofibrosis

 

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017

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Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With High Risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia (M7); Adult Acute Monoblastic Leukemia (M5a); Adult Acute Monocytic Leukemia (M5b); Adult Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia With Maturation (M2); Adult Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Without Maturation (M1); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Remission; Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With 11q23 (MLL) Abnormalities; Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Del(5q); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Inv(16)(p13;q22); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(16;16)(p13;q22); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(8;21)(q22;q22); Adult Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia (M4); Adult Erythroleukemia (M6a); Adult Pure Erythroid Leukemia (M6b); Childhood Acute Erythroleukemia (M6); Childhood Acute Megakaryocytic Leukemia (M7); Childhood Acute Monoblastic Leukemia (M5a); Childhood Acute Monocytic Leukemia (M5b); Childhood Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia With Maturation (M2); Childhood Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Without Maturation (M1); Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Remission; Childhood Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia (M4); Recurrent Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Recurrent Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Untreated Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Untreated Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Other Myeloid Malignancies

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2017

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Donor Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant With or Without Ex-vivo Expanded Cord Blood Progenitor Cells in Treating Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, or Myelodysplastic Syndromes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Biphenotypic Leukemia; Acute Erythroid Leukemia; Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Remission; Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia; Acute Myeloid Leukemia Arising From Previous Myelodysplastic Syndrome; Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Remission; Blasts Under 10 Percent of Bone Marrow Nucleated Cells; Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, BCR-ABL1 Positive; Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia; Myelodysplastic Syndrome; Myelodysplastic Syndrome With Excess Blasts; Pancytopenia; Refractory Anemia; Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2017

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