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Leukemia

Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. White blood cells help your body fight infection. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. In leukemia, however, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells. These cells crowd out the healthy blood cells, making it hard for blood to do its work. There are different types of leukemia, including: -Acute lymphocytic leukemia. -Acute myeloid leukemia. -Chronic lymphocytic leukemia. -Chronic myeloid leukemia. Leukemia can develop quickly or slowly. Chronic leukemia grows slowly. In acute leukemia, the cells are very abnormal and their number increases rapidly. Adults can get either type; childen with leukemia most often have an acute type.Some leukemias can often be cured. Other types are hard to cure, but you can often control them. Treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplantation. Even if symptoms disappear, you might need therapy to prevent a relapse. NIH: National Cancer Institute.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
9725
Concept ID:
C0023418
Neoplastic Process
2.

Acute lymphatic leukemia

A form of acute leukemia characterized by excess lympoblasts. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
505958
Concept ID:
CN005851
Finding
3.

Leukemia

A cancer of the blood and bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of leukocytes. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
505002
Concept ID:
CN001727
Finding
4.

T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia of T-cell origin. It comprises about 15% of childhood cases and 25% of adult cases. It is more common in males than females. (WHO, 2001) [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
368378
Concept ID:
C1961099
Neoplastic Process
5.

Acute lymphoid leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), also known as acute lymphocytic leukemia, is a subtype of acute leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. Somatically acquired mutations in several genes have been identified in ALL lymphoblasts, cells in the early stages of differentiation. Germline variation in certain genes may also predispose to susceptibility to ALL (Trevino et al., 2009). Genetic Heterogeneity of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia A susceptibility locus for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL1) has been mapped to chromosome 10q21. See also ALL2 (613067), which has been mapped to chromosome 7p12.2; and ALL3 (615545), which is caused by mutation in the PAX5 gene (167414) on chromosome 9p. [from OMIM]

MedGen UID:
7317
Concept ID:
C0023449
Neoplastic Process
6.

imatinib

An antineoplastic agent that inhibits the Bcr-Abl fusion protein tyrosine kinase, an abnormal enzyme produced by chronic myeloid leukemia cells that contain the Philadelphia chromosome. Imatinib also inhibits the receptor tyrosine kinases for platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and stem cell factor (SCF)/c-kit; the SCF/c-kit receptor tyrosine kinase is activated in gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). This agent inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis in cells that overexpress these oncoproteins. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
183186
Concept ID:
C0935989
Pharmacologic Substance
7.

Tyrosine

Amino acid with side chain -CH2-C6H4OH. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
21746
Concept ID:
C0041485
Pharmacologic Substance
8.

Precursor T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

MedGen UID:
831135
Concept ID:
CN207408
Disease or Syndrome
9.

Imatinib

MedGen UID:
450009
Concept ID:
CN077534
Pharmacologic Substance
10.

Protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor

Any substance that inhibits tyrosine kinase, an enzyme involved in the transduction and processing of many extracellular and intracellular signals including cell proliferation. Inhibition of tyrosine kinase may result in inhibition of cell growth and cell proliferation. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
266120
Concept ID:
C1268567
Pharmacologic Substance
11.

Pathogenesis

specific processes that generate the ability of an organism to cause disease [from CHV]

MedGen UID:
195936
Concept ID:
C0699748
Pathologic Function
12.

Acute

Symptoms or signs that begin and worsen quickly; not chronic. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
61381
Concept ID:
C0205178
13.

Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

Pharmacological activities at the molecular level of DRUGS and other exogenous compounds that are used to treat DISEASES and affect normal BIOCHEMISTRY. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
226255
Concept ID:
C1258062
Molecular Function
14.

Lymphatism

MedGen UID:
141817
Concept ID:
C0524631
Disease or Syndrome
15.

Lymphadenopathy

A clinical finding indicating that a lymph node is enlarged. Causes include viral and bacterial infections and cancers that affect the lymph nodes. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
96929
Concept ID:
C0497156
Finding
16.

Mutagenesis Process

Process of generating a genetic MUTATION. It may occur spontaneously or be induced by MUTAGENS. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
86969
Concept ID:
C0079866
Molecular Function
17.

Benzoate

MedGen UID:
67406
Concept ID:
C0220795
Pharmacologic Substance
18.

Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma

A peripheral (mature) T-cell neoplasm caused by the human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1). Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma is endemic in several regions of the world, in particular Japan, the Caribbean, and parts of Central Africa. (WHO, 2001) [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
44128
Concept ID:
C0023493
Neoplastic Process
19.

Lymphatic Diseases

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up of: -Lymph - a fluid that contains white blood cells that defend against germs. -Lymph vessels - vessels that carry lymph throughout your body. They are different from blood vessels. -Lymph nodes - glands found throughout the lymph vessels. Along with your spleen, these nodes are where white blood cells fight infection. Your bone marrow and thymus produce the cells in lymph. They are part of the system, too. The lymphatic system clears away infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. If it's not working properly, fluid builds in your tissues and causes swelling, called lymphedema. Other lymphatic system problems can include infections, blockage, and cancer.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
9829
Concept ID:
C0024228
Disease or Syndrome
20.

Lymphoid leukemia

Leukemia associated with HYPERPLASIA of the lymphoid tissues and increased numbers of circulating malignant LYMPHOCYTES and lymphoblasts. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
9728
Concept ID:
C0023448
Neoplastic Process

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