Blood Cancer

Blood cancer happens when blood cell DNA changes or mutates, but they aren’t sure why this happens. Your DNA tells cells what to do. In blood cancer, DNA tells blood cells when to grow, when to divide or multiply and/or when to die.

When DNA gives your cells new instructions, your body develops abnormal blood cells that grow and multiply faster than normal and sometimes live longer than normal. When that happens, normal blood cells become lost. Eventually, your bone marrow produces fewer normal cells. That means there aren’t enough normal cells available to do their essential tasks: carrying oxygen through your body, fighting infection and controlling bleeding.

Myeloid panel have 40 key DNA target genes and 29 driver genes in a broad fusion panel to cover all the major myeloid disorders:

  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML),
  • Myeloid dysplastic syndrome (MDS),
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN),
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML),
  • Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), and
  • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML).