Learning from Leukemia

When Blood Breaks Down: Life Lessons from Leukemia, the new book by Cleveland Clinic oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, is a forthright, informative and moving account of what it’s like to be a leukemia patient and a leukemia doctor.

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A ‘Paradigm Shift’ in Conception of Aplastic Anemia

Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified gene mutations in some aplastic anemia patients that are associated with progression to myelodysplastic syndrome and/or acute myeloid leukemia. The mutations may trigger the immune response that results in aplastic anemia, and may also help mutated hematopoietic cells further proliferate.