Biorepository for Acute Leukemia Research


About this study

The purpose of this IRB protocol is to establish a specimen bank for research into acute leukemias. In particular, we plan to bank blood and bone marrow from patients with newly diagnoses or relapsed acute leukemia (AML or ALL) for future biological studies. By accruing samples both at initial diagnosis and at relapse, we will be able to investigate not only the biology of these marrow disorders, but also the changes that occur to render these disorders resistant to therapy. These activities are a first step toward identifying alternative therapies and subsequently beginning to personalize the therapy for these disorders.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Specimens will be collected from all consenting adults (age ≥ 18 years) with confirmed or suspected AML or ALL that represents a new diagnosis, a recurrence, or a progression from well recognized harbingers of acute leukemia.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Scott Kaufmann, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Mark Litzow M.D.


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