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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.
Leukemia drug appears to be effective in treating deadly pediatric brain tumor

Leukemia drug appears to be effective in treating deadly pediatric brain tumor

Discovery of combination protein leads to first-in-human clinical trial for leukemia

Discovery of combination protein leads to first-in-human clinical trial for leukemia

5 million gift will help create Edward P. Evans Center for MDS at Dana-Farber

5 million gift will help create Edward P. Evans Center for MDS at Dana-Farber

Editing away cancer and HIV in China: win or lose?

Editing away cancer and HIV in China: win or lose?

Scientists use CAR-T cells to reverse cardiac fibrosis

Scientists use CAR-T cells to reverse cardiac fibrosis

CAR T-cell therapy may be viable treatment option for heart disease

CAR T-cell therapy may be viable treatment option for heart disease

Researchers discover a molecule that regulates tumor development in different types of cancers

Researchers discover a molecule that regulates tumor development in different types of cancers

Leukemia is not just one disease

Leukemia is not just one disease

Claims that cesarean sections increase the risk of autism are “highly unlikely”, say experts

Claims that cesarean sections increase the risk of autism are “highly unlikely”, say experts

Researchers find a weak spot in cancer cells

Researchers find a weak spot in cancer cells

Researchers target cancer's protective barrier

Researchers target cancer's protective barrier

New insight into the immune system may help doctors to better fight cancer

New insight into the immune system may help doctors to better fight cancer

Uchicago Medicine oncologist to receive 2019 Henry M. Stratton Medal for hematology research

Uchicago Medicine oncologist to receive 2019 Henry M. Stratton Medal for hematology research

UAMS Myeloma Center receives $542,486 grant from Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

UAMS Myeloma Center receives $542,486 grant from Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

People who have a parent, sibling, or child with blood cancer have higher risk of disease

People who have a parent, sibling, or child with blood cancer have higher risk of disease

Stimulating immune cells with nanosecond pulsed electric fields can cause them to respond

Stimulating immune cells with nanosecond pulsed electric fields can cause them to respond

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences publishes ClearLLab Control Cells white paper

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences publishes ClearLLab Control Cells white paper

New 'bone in a dish' could help explore fundamental disease processes

New 'bone in a dish' could help explore fundamental disease processes

New drug combination successfully reduces levels of bovine leukemia virus

New drug combination successfully reduces levels of bovine leukemia virus

New leukemia treatment developed from common wild flower

New leukemia treatment developed from common wild flower