Jerry Johnson, University of Colorado, provided an introduction to the presentation on cancer research. Dr. Daniel Pollyea, Division of Hematology, School of Medicine, University of Colorado (CU) - Anschutz Medical Campus, presented to the committee on research in the treatment of leukemia. He provided a powerpoint the committee (Attachment D). He discussed statistics related to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and the challenges to historic treatments for AML. Dr. Pollyea discussed the development of the CU Leukemia Program that is targeting and destroying leukemia stem cells.