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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

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Children’s Minnesota physician receives Emerging Scientist Award from Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announced Dr. Nathan Gossai has received an Emerging Scientist Award for 2021 from Children’s Cancer Research Fund. The award is a $100,000 grant designed to develop the independent research of exceptional investigators still early in their careers.

Cullen’s resilience: first leukemia, now a tumor

Eleven-year-old Cullen isn’t going to let anything stop him. Amy and Matt describe their youngest son as feisty, funny and stubborn at times. That fighting spirit has served him well through not one, but two complex medical diagnoses in his young life.

Team Kylie Strong: Kylie’s story of strength and resilience

Kylie won her battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in October 2019, but in September 2020, she relapsed and spent four weeks at Children's Minnesota in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Kylie's family joins our Virtual Walk for Amazing event for the third time:

Introducing the newly named Harper Family Foundation’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic

On May 24, the Harper Family Foundation trustees and their extended family celebrated the official naming of the Harper Family Foundation Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer that involves a type of white cell in the bone marrow. The condition develops in the bone marrow, where the body's blood cells are made. The malignant cells in AML are immature, myeloid blood cells. Normal myeloid cells mature into white cells, red cells, and platelets. In AML, the myeloid cells somehow escape the normal controls that direct their maturing into normal blood cells. These immature cells are called blasts.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Program

Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells when the bone marrow, where blood cells are made, makes cells that are abnormal in growth and function. The three general types of leukemias found in children are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

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What to expect

If your child is diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder, we understand it's not easy news to hear, but know that Children's Minnesota will be with you and your child along every step of the way. We believe that by providing the best journey for the patient and family, it will lead to the best outcomes. You'll receive first-rate, compassionate care from the moment we meet.

Conditions and Services

The cancer and blood disorders team at Children's Minnesota has the training, knowledge and technology to treat a wide range of conditions. Nearly 900 children are admitted annually as inpatients to the Jim and Colleen Ryan Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis, making us the largest program in the Upper Midwest. And while we're known as a leader and innovator in the field of pediatric cancer and blood disorder treatment, we never forget that each patient is someone's child. Compassion always factors into our approach. We are on the journey with you, because we believe that better journeys lead to better outcomes.

Cancer and Blood Disorders

It can be frightening to hear that a child has cancer or a blood disorder. At Children's Minnesota, we're experts in treating the disease and supporting the patient and family. In addition to offering advanced, individualized care for newly diagnosed children, teens and young adults with cancers and blood disorders, we also provide innovative treatment for rare, relapsed and recurrent cancers.