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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.
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

Clinical cell therapy expert shares the benefits of donating cord blood

Clinical cell therapy expert shares the benefits of donating cord blood

Combination therapy could be a promising treatment for late-stage acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Combination therapy could be a promising treatment for late-stage acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Scientists discover novel mechanism of action for NK cells in checkpoint inhibitor for cancer

Scientists discover novel mechanism of action for NK cells in checkpoint inhibitor for cancer

CAR-T cells used to target glioblastoma

CAR-T cells used to target glioblastoma

Researchers develop new compound to block therapeutic target in aggressive blood cancer

Researchers develop new compound to block therapeutic target in aggressive blood cancer

Study uncovers gene that hides tumor cells from immunotherapy

Study uncovers gene that hides tumor cells from immunotherapy

Cancer stem cells elude the body's immune cells by deactivating danger detector

Cancer stem cells elude the body's immune cells by deactivating danger detector

Mathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior

Mathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior

AI-enabled device detects if targeted chemotherapy is working

AI-enabled device detects if targeted chemotherapy is working

Four young scientists receives Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award

Four young scientists receives Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award

Gene modulation goes wireless hacking the "boss gene"

Gene modulation goes wireless hacking the "boss gene"

Study: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessary

Study: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessary