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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.
Scientists launch new virtual platform to aid global search for treatment of leukemia

Scientists launch new virtual platform to aid global search for treatment of leukemia

FDA approves new drug and chemotherapy combination for treatment of adult patients with AML

FDA approves new drug and chemotherapy combination for treatment of adult patients with AML

Gene critical for tumor progression also encourages growth of intestinal stem cells, study shows

Gene critical for tumor progression also encourages growth of intestinal stem cells, study shows

Virtual human simulation can help medical students learn advanced communication skills

Virtual human simulation can help medical students learn advanced communication skills

Study finds link between fertility treatments and pediatric tumors

Study finds link between fertility treatments and pediatric tumors

Whole-exome sequencing may routinely miss detecting some disease-causing genes, say researchers

Whole-exome sequencing may routinely miss detecting some disease-causing genes, say researchers

Researchers develop new approach to protect stem cell recipients from graft-versus-host disease

Researchers develop new approach to protect stem cell recipients from graft-versus-host disease

Second cancers are far deadlier in younger people than older adults

Second cancers are far deadlier in younger people than older adults

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology

Researchers reveal immune machinery that goes awry to trigger neutrophilic dermatosis

Researchers reveal immune machinery that goes awry to trigger neutrophilic dermatosis

Researchers find new way to prevent graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants

Researchers find new way to prevent graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants

Nanoparticle-programmed immune cells can slow progression of leukemia in mouse model

Nanoparticle-programmed immune cells can slow progression of leukemia in mouse model

Differences found in cancer occurrence within African and US born blacks

Differences found in cancer occurrence within African and US born blacks

Scientists discover potential trigger for MDS in children with rare genetic disorder

Scientists discover potential trigger for MDS in children with rare genetic disorder

Activation of specific protein could lead to acute lymphoblastic leukemia, study reveals

Activation of specific protein could lead to acute lymphoblastic leukemia, study reveals

Scientists use time-lapse video to identify cells that trigger blood stem cell development

Scientists use time-lapse video to identify cells that trigger blood stem cell development

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Hematologist-oncologist to lead bone marrow transplantation program for treating blood-borne cancers

Hematologist-oncologist to lead bone marrow transplantation program for treating blood-borne cancers

Tumor microenvironment poses unique challenges for effective ovarian cancer T-cell therapy

Tumor microenvironment poses unique challenges for effective ovarian cancer T-cell therapy

Extreme short and long telomeres linked to increased cancer risk

Extreme short and long telomeres linked to increased cancer risk