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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.
New recipients for the 2021 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards announced

New recipients for the 2021 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards announced

COVID-19 deadlier than cars for over 40s, study finds

COVID-19 deadlier than cars for over 40s, study finds

Ponatinib identified as a potent inhibitor of SARS-CoV2-induced cytokine storm

Ponatinib identified as a potent inhibitor of SARS-CoV2-induced cytokine storm

Aged bone marrow niche restrains function of rejuvenated HSCs, shows study

Aged bone marrow niche restrains function of rejuvenated HSCs, shows study

New technology shows encouraging results for treating osteosarcoma

New technology shows encouraging results for treating osteosarcoma

Previously approved drugs starting points for COVID-19 therapeutics

Previously approved drugs starting points for COVID-19 therapeutics

Transposons can protect against certain blood cancers

Transposons can protect against certain blood cancers

New research could rescue failed immunotherapies for treating solid tumors

New research could rescue failed immunotherapies for treating solid tumors

Study shows stronger link between Down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia

Study shows stronger link between Down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia

Changing diet and exercise can make chemotherapy more effective in youth with leukemia

Changing diet and exercise can make chemotherapy more effective in youth with leukemia

Stem cell transplants offer long-term benefits for pediatric cancer patients receiving immunotherapy

Stem cell transplants offer long-term benefits for pediatric cancer patients receiving immunotherapy

Modest dietary changes and exercise can improve survival outcomes for young people with leukemia

Modest dietary changes and exercise can improve survival outcomes for young people with leukemia

Study reveals reason behind high risk of leukemia in children with Down syndrome

Study reveals reason behind high risk of leukemia in children with Down syndrome

Study reveals the structure of key enzyme that may advance cancer research

Study reveals the structure of key enzyme that may advance cancer research

Blood type-incompatible pediatric heart transplant shown to be as effective as the traditional approach

Blood type-incompatible pediatric heart transplant shown to be as effective as the traditional approach

Researchers refute decades of scientific theory on background radiation

Researchers refute decades of scientific theory on background radiation

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy provides new opportunity to develop cancer cell and gene therapies

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy provides new opportunity to develop cancer cell and gene therapies

Anti-inflammatory therapies may help prevent heart disease in people with age-related blood condition

Anti-inflammatory therapies may help prevent heart disease in people with age-related blood condition

ALSF announces grant award recipients of Crazy 8 Initiative in pediatric oncology

ALSF announces grant award recipients of Crazy 8 Initiative in pediatric oncology

Researchers identify epigenetic mechanism responsible for lifelong stress susceptibility

Researchers identify epigenetic mechanism responsible for lifelong stress susceptibility