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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.
Novel approach induces cell death via dual targeting of DNA repair mechanism

Novel approach induces cell death via dual targeting of DNA repair mechanism

Cureworks collaborative aims to accelerate development of immunotherapies for pediatric cancer

Cureworks collaborative aims to accelerate development of immunotherapies for pediatric cancer

FDA approves combination of Venclexta and Rituxan for lymphocytic leukemia treatment

FDA approves combination of Venclexta and Rituxan for lymphocytic leukemia treatment

Researchers identify racial differences in breast cancer immune microenvironment

Researchers identify racial differences in breast cancer immune microenvironment

Protein inhibitor drug found to be safe and effective in treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Protein inhibitor drug found to be safe and effective in treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Study finds increase in lifestyle-related cancers over the past decade

Study finds increase in lifestyle-related cancers over the past decade

Phase I trial shows safety of investigational drug in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Phase I trial shows safety of investigational drug in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia

MD Anderson and Amgen collaborate to accelerate early-stage oncology therapies

MD Anderson and Amgen collaborate to accelerate early-stage oncology therapies

Scientists engineer bi-specific antibodies that attract immune killers directly to cancer cells

Scientists engineer bi-specific antibodies that attract immune killers directly to cancer cells

FDA-approved drug for lymphoma and leukemia may help treat common type of brain tumor

FDA-approved drug for lymphoma and leukemia may help treat common type of brain tumor

Study reveals rate of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures in children with leukemia

Study reveals rate of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures in children with leukemia

Researchers complete genomic map of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Researchers complete genomic map of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Celgene to share new and updated data around novel hematological therapies

Celgene to share new and updated data around novel hematological therapies

Researcher develops nanoparticle-based tags to detect viruses and cancer with high sensitivity

Researcher develops nanoparticle-based tags to detect viruses and cancer with high sensitivity

Childhood leukemia linked to lack of childhood infections

Childhood leukemia linked to lack of childhood infections

Scientists identify new potential target to combat acute myeloid leukemia

Scientists identify new potential target to combat acute myeloid leukemia

Study: Single surface protein can amplify multiple key pathways in acute myeloid leukemia

Study: Single surface protein can amplify multiple key pathways in acute myeloid leukemia

New treatment regimen boosts survival for young adults and children with T-cell malignancies

New treatment regimen boosts survival for young adults and children with T-cell malignancies

Bacterial signals are crucial to development of pre-leukemic myeloproliferation, study shows

Bacterial signals are crucial to development of pre-leukemic myeloproliferation, study shows

Lowering blood cholesterol levels could enhance success of T-cell cancer immunotherapy

Lowering blood cholesterol levels could enhance success of T-cell cancer immunotherapy