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

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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 Among the Miracle Families who shared their stories was Megan Ross, who spoke about her daughter Meredith, 9, who was diagnosed with T-cell Acute lymphocytic leukemia, at age three. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "RockaTHON Event A Success," 14 Mar. 2018 The cause was complications from chronic lymphocytic leukemia, said his wife, activist Heather Booth. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Paul Booth, labor leader and antiwar activist, dies at 74," 19 Jan. 2018 Reynolds is taking on the campaign in honor of her father, who was diagnosed in 2010 with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pewaukee student raising money to fight cancer in honor of her father," 11 Jan. 2018 His death, apparently of sudden complications of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, was confirmed by his wife, Heather, also a prominent advocate for liberal social causes. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Paul Booth, Antiwar Organizer and Union Stalwart, Dies at 74," 18 Jan. 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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