lymphocytic leukemia


Definition of lymphocytic leukemia

: leukemia of either of two types marked by an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells (such as lymphocytes) which accumulate especially in bone marrow, lymphoid tissue, and circulating blood

called also lymphatic leukemia

Examples of lymphocytic leukemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, is typically a slow-growing cancer in which immature white blood cells multiply in the bone marrow and spread throughout the body. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "Chemo-free drug combo shows 'dramatic' improvement against common leukemia in adults," 31 July 2019 The Food and Drug Administration approved Copiktra to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma in adult patients who relapse or don’t get better as a result of at least two prior therapies. Jonathan Saltzman,, "Verastem names Brian Stuglik as new CEO," 29 July 2019 Havlick, who would later found the Cherry Creek Sneak in 1982, wanted to create a fundraising race in 1980 when his wife was in a cancer fight with acute lymphocytic leukemia. John Meyer, The Know, "Try one of Colorado’s oldest and most beautiful running races this Friday night," 30 July 2019 Thanks to a partnership between the Sounders and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Goyal — who is suffering from acute lymphocytic leukemia — was given the chance to kick off the Sounders game against Borussia Dortmund as the goalie. Eric Todisco,, "8-Year-Old Boy Battling Leukemia Plays for Seattle Sounders and Makes Game-Opening Save," 18 July 2019 That’s where Bourdain first met Evan Piña-White, who CNN reports was a middle schooler diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Dave Quinn,, "Anthony Bourdain Once Secretly Helped a Child with Cancer Fulfill His Culinary Travel Dream," 9 June 2018 But in 2014, Simon received a cancer diagnosis of his own — and is now in remission from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, "Head of Biden Cancer Initiative draws on own diagnosis to speed research," 14 May 2018 Although several types of memory T cells have been identified, the Penn-Novartis team discovered a completely new subset by analyzing the results of 41 patients who received T-cell therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL. Marie Mccullough,, "Penn study points to why T-cell therapy fails in some patients," 30 Apr. 2018 The cancers include mantle cell lymphoma, which was approved for treatment with four 140mg pills per day, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, approved to be treated with three 140mg pills per day. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors tried to lower $148K cancer drug cost; makers triple price of pill," 19 Apr. 2018

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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lymphocytic leukemia

variants: also lymphatic leukemia or lymphoid leukemia

Medical Definition of lymphocytic leukemia

: leukemia of either of two types marked by an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells (as lymphocytes) which accumulate in bone marrow, lymphoid tissue (as of the lymph nodes and spleen), and circulating blood — see acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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