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A 68-year-old woman with acute myelogenous leukemia ...

Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor

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I could be wrong.. but the normal ANC (absolute neutrophil count) ranges from (1,500 to 8,000/mm3) this patient is way below the normal ANC range, thus a GMCSF could help boost neutrophils which are granulocytes!

mgoyo89  I think there are two questions with this answer!!I was so scared :( +1  
trichotillomaniac  yep ---not IL-2 bc that stimulates Tcells and NK cells- I think I blacked out when I answered this question +