Are there any new treatments for leukemia? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved two new treatments for some adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML): enasidenib (Idhifa®), a drug that targets aberrant forms of the IDH2 protein; and liposomal cytarabine-daunorubicin CPX-351 (Vyxeos™), a two-drug chemotherapy combination encapsulated
How common is leukemia in the UK? There are around 9,900 new leukaemia cases in the UK every year, that’s 27 every day (2016-2018). Leukaemia is the 12th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 3% of all new cancer cases (2016-2018). In females in the UK, leukaemia is the 12th most common cancer, with around 4,000 new cases every year (2016-2018).
Is there a cure for leukaemia? As with other types of cancer, there’s currently no cure for leukemia. People with leukemia sometimes experience remission, a state after diagnosis and treatment in which the cancer is no longer detected in the body. However, the cancer may recur due to cells that remain in your body.
What are the 4 types of leukemia?
- Acute myeloid (or myelogenous) leukemia (AML)
- Chronic myeloid (or myelogenous) leukemia (CML)
- Acute lymphocytic (or lymphoblastic) leukemia (ALL)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)