Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia

Common Name(s)

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 33 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Novel ETO2-GLIS2 fusion and therapeutic strategy in acute megakaryoblastic leukemia].
 

Author(s): Clarisse Thiollier, Françoise Pflumio, Paola Ballerini, John D Crispino, Olivier Bernard, Thomas Mercher

Journal: Med Sci (Paris). 2012 Nov;28(11):1013-6.

 

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2012

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An Inv(16)(p13.3q24.3)-encoded CBFA2T3-GLIS2 fusion protein defines an aggressive subtype of pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia.
 

Author(s): Tanja A Gruber, Amanda Larson Gedman, Jinghui Zhang, Cary S Koss, Suresh Marada, Huy Q Ta, Shann-Ching Chen, Xiaoping Su, Stacey K Ogden, Jinjun Dang, Gang Wu, Vedant Gupta, Anna K Andersson, Stanley Pounds, Lei Shi, John Easton, Michael I Barbato, Heather L Mulder, Jayanthi Manne, Jianmin Wang, Michael Rusch, Swati Ranade, Ramapriya Ganti, Matthew Parker, Jing Ma, Ina Radtke, Li Ding, Giovanni Cazzaniga, Andrea Biondi, Steven M Kornblau, Farhad Ravandi, Hagop Kantarjian, Stephen D Nimer, Konstanze Döhner, Hartmut Döhner, Timothy J Ley, Paola Ballerini, Sheila Shurtleff, Daisuke Tomizawa, Souichi Adachi, Yasuhide Hayashi, Akio Tawa, Lee-Yung Shih, Der-Cherng Liang, Jeffrey E Rubnitz, Ching-Hon Pui, Elaine R Mardis, Richard K Wilson, James R Downing

Journal: Cancer Cell. 2012 Nov;22(5):683-97.

 

To define the mutation spectrum in non-Down syndrome acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (non-DS-AMKL), we performed transcriptome sequencing on diagnostic blasts from 14 pediatric patients and validated our findings in a recurrency/validation cohort consisting of 34 pediatric and 28 ...

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2012

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Characterization of novel genomic alterations and therapeutic approaches using acute megakaryoblastic leukemia xenograft models.
 

Author(s): Clarisse Thiollier, Cécile K Lopez, Bastien Gerby, Cathy Ignacimouttou, Sandrine Poglio, Yannis Duffourd, Justine Guégan, Paola Rivera-Munoz, Olivier Bluteau, Vinciane Mabialah, M'boyba Diop, Qiang Wen, Arnaud Petit, Anne-Laure Bauchet, Dirk Reinhardt, Beat Bornhauser, Daniel Gautheret, Yann Lecluse, Judith Landman-Parker, Isabelle Radford, William Vainchenker, Nicole Dastugue, Stéphane de Botton, Philippe Dessen, Jean-Pierre Bourquin, John D Crispino, Paola Ballerini, Olivier A Bernard, Françoise Pflumio, Thomas Mercher

Journal: J. Exp. Med.. 2012 Oct;209(11):2017-31.

 

Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) is a heterogeneous disease generally associated with poor prognosis. Gene expression profiles indicate the existence of distinct molecular subgroups, and several genetic alterations have been characterized in the past years, including the t(1;22)(p13;q13) ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2012

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The terms "Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 15 Sep 1987

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 17 Sep 2014

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Caspofungin Acetate or Fluconazole in Preventing Invasive Fungal Infections in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Who Are Undergoing Chemotherapy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia (M7); Adult Acute Minimally Differentiated Myeloid Leukemia (M0); 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 Minimally Differentiated Myeloid Leukemia (M0); 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); Fungal Infection; Neutropenia; 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: 25 Jun 2014

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Bortezomib and Sorafenib Tosylate in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Acute Erythroid Leukemia (M6); Adult Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia (M7); Adult Acute Minimally Differentiated Myeloid Leukemia (M0); 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 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 Pure Erythroid Leukemia (M6b); Childhood Acute Erythroleukemia (M6); Childhood Acute Megakaryocytic Leukemia (M7); Childhood Acute Minimally Differentiated Myeloid Leukemia (M0); 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 Myelomonocytic Leukemia (M4); Untreated Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Untreated Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Other Myeloid Malignancies

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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