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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the myeloid cells that form white blood cells, red blood cells or platelets. AML is the second most common form of childhood leukemia. View the 2020 Impact Report.


Latest Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) grants

Richard O'Reilly, MD, Principal Investigator
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021
Lucio Castilla, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021
Leonard Zon, MD, Principal Investigator
Boston Children's Hospital
Crazy 8 Awards, Awarded 2020

Latest Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) blog posts

Kids come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their cancers. There are dozens of pediatric cancers, but leukemia account for nearly 28% of all childhood cancer diagnoses. Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells – which are crucial to... more
As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to... more
When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more