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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.
Study compares arm measures to BMI for assessing nutritional status of leukemia survivors

Study compares arm measures to BMI for assessing nutritional status of leukemia survivors

Study identifies potential Achilles heel of kinase-driven cancers

Study identifies potential Achilles heel of kinase-driven cancers

New study correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with 34 AML subgroups

New study correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with 34 AML subgroups

Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs

Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs

Study reveals novel mutations in mucosal melanoma that may pave way for new therapies

Study reveals novel mutations in mucosal melanoma that may pave way for new therapies

New technique opens door for biochemists to create better therapeutic antibodies

New technique opens door for biochemists to create better therapeutic antibodies

GASERA introduces disruptive analyzer to protect humans from acute health problems

GASERA introduces disruptive analyzer to protect humans from acute health problems

MLL, IBM and Illumina collaborate to build new cognitive technology prototype for improving leukemia treatment

MLL, IBM and Illumina collaborate to build new cognitive technology prototype for improving leukemia treatment

Researchers reveal potential health risks of deep space travel

Researchers reveal potential health risks of deep space travel

Early death from pediatric cancer subtypes more likely to happen than previously reported

Early death from pediatric cancer subtypes more likely to happen than previously reported

Research findings could guide development of potent combination therapies for leukemia

Research findings could guide development of potent combination therapies for leukemia

Clinical study seeks to examine new combination therapy for treating AML patients

Clinical study seeks to examine new combination therapy for treating AML patients

Notch activity of cells in tumor microenvironment can influence cancer metastases, study shows

Notch activity of cells in tumor microenvironment can influence cancer metastases, study shows

Study establishes ENL protein as potential drug target for acute myeloid leukemia

Study establishes ENL protein as potential drug target for acute myeloid leukemia

Researchers looking at ways to target lingering cancer stem cells that cause disease relapse

Researchers looking at ways to target lingering cancer stem cells that cause disease relapse

UNC Lineberger achieves major milestone with launch of cellular immunotherapy program

UNC Lineberger achieves major milestone with launch of cellular immunotherapy program

KRAS ‘imbalances’ that emerge over time may influence cancer treatment response

KRAS ‘imbalances’ that emerge over time may influence cancer treatment response

New molecule may inhibit growth of aggressive pediatric brain tumor

New molecule may inhibit growth of aggressive pediatric brain tumor

GUMC launches phase II clinical study to examine safety of cancer drug for Parkinson's disease

GUMC launches phase II clinical study to examine safety of cancer drug for Parkinson's disease

Fred Hutch scientists make important step in identifying specific T cells to fight against cancer

Fred Hutch scientists make important step in identifying specific T cells to fight against cancer