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Leukemia (Leukaemia) is a cancer of the blood cells. It is the most common type of blood cancer and affects 10 times as many adults as children. Most people diagnosed with leukemia are over 50 years old. No one knows why some people develop leukemia and others do not. However, scientists have identified some risk factors for the disease. Most people who have known risk factors do not get leukemia, while many who do get the disease have none of these risk factors. During the early stages of leukemia, there may be no symptoms. Many of the symptoms of leukemia don't become apparent until a large number of normal blood cells are crowded out by leukemia cells.
Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Researchers identify new way to effectively kill cancer stem cells using existing drugs

Researchers identify new way to effectively kill cancer stem cells using existing drugs

Cancer cells may lose copies of ribosomal DNA to enable faster proliferation, study shows

Cancer cells may lose copies of ribosomal DNA to enable faster proliferation, study shows

AMSBIO introduce range of cancer exosome samples

AMSBIO introduce range of cancer exosome samples

Researchers discover broad role for DNA-cutting enzyme in driving abnormal genetic rearrangements

Researchers discover broad role for DNA-cutting enzyme in driving abnormal genetic rearrangements

Penn/CHOP research helps to better understand cause of pediatric and treatment-related leukemias

Penn/CHOP research helps to better understand cause of pediatric and treatment-related leukemias

Researchers discover how mutations in protein network drive high-risk leukemias

Researchers discover how mutations in protein network drive high-risk leukemias

TempTraq can detect rise in body temperature earlier than current SOC method, study shows

TempTraq can detect rise in body temperature earlier than current SOC method, study shows

New cancer drug shows promise to treat leukemia in mouse models

New cancer drug shows promise to treat leukemia in mouse models

Study provides new insight into cells that rejuvenate the brain

Study provides new insight into cells that rejuvenate the brain

SLU scientist discovers cause and potential solution for cancer-related bone pain

SLU scientist discovers cause and potential solution for cancer-related bone pain

UIC to open new center dedicated for stem cell and regenerative medicine

UIC to open new center dedicated for stem cell and regenerative medicine

Study suggests promising therapeutic strategy for childhood brain tumor

Study suggests promising therapeutic strategy for childhood brain tumor

Study finds steady decline in severe health problems for childhood cancer survivors

Study finds steady decline in severe health problems for childhood cancer survivors

Tumorigenesis may be induced from neighboring tissues, study suggests

Tumorigenesis may be induced from neighboring tissues, study suggests

Americord introduces Digital Birth Plan to help expectant parents make informed choices

Americord introduces Digital Birth Plan to help expectant parents make informed choices

Researchers uncover new way to enhance function of immune cells to combat multiple myeloma

Researchers uncover new way to enhance function of immune cells to combat multiple myeloma

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Investigational compound inhibits cancer-specific mutations in mice

Investigational compound inhibits cancer-specific mutations in mice

Seattle Children’s opens first clinical trial to study IBD and GVHD in pediatric patients

Seattle Children’s opens first clinical trial to study IBD and GVHD in pediatric patients