Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a blood disorder characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of a type of immature white blood cells called “myeloid cells”, which causes failure of the bone marrow to function properly. AML is the most common type of leukemia in adults.
COVID-19 Associated Acute Lung Injury
Acute lung injury is a rapidly progressive form of respiratory failure that occurs in some people, especially the elderly or those with pre-existing illness, who are infected with COVID-19. It is the major cause of morbidity and mortality that is associated with COVID-19 infection.
Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is projected to become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US by 2030. Its prognosis remains extremely poor, with a 5-year survival rate of just 8%. Over half of patients have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis, and most patients who receive potentially curative surgery ultimately relapse with metastatic disease. The treatment available for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer patients consists of systemic chemotherapy which seeks to prolong survival, relieve symptoms such as abdominal pain and gastrointestinal discomfort, and maintain or improve quality of life.
Recurrent/refractory multiple myeloma
Although great strides have been made in the treatment of myeloma, relapse is common, and the disease tends to become more refractory with each successive line of treatment. New treatments, especially those with lesser side effects, are greatly needed.
Recurrent pediatric sarcoma
Although pediatric sarcoma is amenable to initial treatment with surgery and chemotherapy, many children develop relapsed disease, for which new, more effective treatment is greatly needed.