DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for acute myeloid leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia [DOID:9119]

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), also known as acute myelogenous leukemia, is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells, characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. AML is the most common acute leukemia affecting adults, and its incidence increases with age. Although AML is a relatively rare disease, accounting for approximately 1.2% of cancer deaths in the United States, its incidence is expected to increase as the population ages.

Synonyms:  acute myeloid leukemia,  DOID:9119,  AML,  AML - acute Myeloid Leukemia,  ANLL in Remission ...