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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.
Research uncovers potential cause of neurotoxicity due to immunotherapy

Research uncovers potential cause of neurotoxicity due to immunotherapy

Researchers identify new path to defeating chronic myelogenous leukemia

Researchers identify new path to defeating chronic myelogenous leukemia

S-pseudotyped VLPs offer promising COVID-19 vaccine platform

S-pseudotyped VLPs offer promising COVID-19 vaccine platform

SMART researchers discover a new way to manufacture human red blood cells

SMART researchers discover a new way to manufacture human red blood cells

Inherited variation in GATA3 gene is linked to relapse in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Inherited variation in GATA3 gene is linked to relapse in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Convalescent plasma could be an effective treatment for children with COVID-19

Convalescent plasma could be an effective treatment for children with COVID-19

MD Anderson and Astex Pharmaceuticals partner to accelerate clinical evaluation of leukemia therapies

MD Anderson and Astex Pharmaceuticals partner to accelerate clinical evaluation of leukemia therapies

Why Black aging matters, too

Why Black aging matters, too

Honeybee venom induces cancer cell death in aggressive breast cancer

Honeybee venom induces cancer cell death in aggressive breast cancer

Exponential rise in COVID-19 hospitalization risk with age due to waning T cell immunity

Exponential rise in COVID-19 hospitalization risk with age due to waning T cell immunity

No safe level of caffeine consumption for pregnant women

No safe level of caffeine consumption for pregnant women

Blood cancer patients are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, study finds

Blood cancer patients are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, study finds

Using engineered off-the-shelf therapeutic T cells to fight cancer

Using engineered off-the-shelf therapeutic T cells to fight cancer

Researchers develop vaccine for human herpesvirus 6B

Researchers develop vaccine for human herpesvirus 6B

Study identifies key gene as future therapeutic target for aggressive endometrial cancer

Study identifies key gene as future therapeutic target for aggressive endometrial cancer

Potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 identified

Potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 identified

Scientists identify genetic link to predict treatment response in patients with aggressive blood cancer

Scientists identify genetic link to predict treatment response in patients with aggressive blood cancer

Researchers identify new mechanism that causes leukemia

Researchers identify new mechanism that causes leukemia

Neil Bell appointed as Chief Development Officer of Avacta Life Sciences

Neil Bell appointed as Chief Development Officer of Avacta Life Sciences

Combination regimen improves overall survival in certain patients with AML

Combination regimen improves overall survival in certain patients with AML