Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and mainly affects adults.
AML is the most common acute leukemia in adults.
AML is characterized by the excessive growth of immature blood forming cells in the bone marrow.
AML is a rapidly advancing cancer. Sometimes, leukemia cells return after initial treatment (relapse) or are resistant to treatment (refractory).
Treatment for various types of AML may include: chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant and/or investigational drugs given in clinical trials.