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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

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One family’s reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine: freedom

To stay safe during the pandemic, 8-year-old Sam's family has had to keep their social interactions very limited. His battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia means he's more likely to become seriously sick if he got COVID-19. For the family, a vaccine for kids like Sam means a return to seeing family and friends without as much worry.

Cullen Cisneros is battling cancer. For the second time in his young life.

At just 3 years old, Cullen Cisneros faced leukemia. He eventually recovered and went on to enjoy simply being a kid. In 2020, Cullen, then 11, was diagnosed with an entirely different cancer than he had had previously: Ewing’s Sarcoma.

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.