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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.
FDA advisory committee recommends Novartis' CAR-T therapy for young leukemia patients

FDA advisory committee recommends Novartis' CAR-T therapy for young leukemia patients

Novel approach to leukemia therapy can safely improve treatment success, reduce side effects

Novel approach to leukemia therapy can safely improve treatment success, reduce side effects

ERYTECH partners with Queen’s University to advance its product candidate for treating arginase-1 deficiency

ERYTECH partners with Queen’s University to advance its product candidate for treating arginase-1 deficiency

Researchers discover how new molecular scissors unzip and cleave DNA with high accuracy

Researchers discover how new molecular scissors unzip and cleave DNA with high accuracy

First systematic genomic analysis of patients with T-ALL may aid development of new therapies

First systematic genomic analysis of patients with T-ALL may aid development of new therapies

Timing of mutations can have effect on health and disease

Timing of mutations can have effect on health and disease

FDA authorizes marketing of test to aid in diagnoses of serious cancers

FDA authorizes marketing of test to aid in diagnoses of serious cancers

Researchers trace origins of AML relapse to rare therapy-resistant stem cells

Researchers trace origins of AML relapse to rare therapy-resistant stem cells

Adding new antibody to chemotherapy could bolster effects of cancer treatment

Adding new antibody to chemotherapy could bolster effects of cancer treatment

PNNL-OHSU scientists part of NCI effort to study about role of proteins in cancer biology

PNNL-OHSU scientists part of NCI effort to study about role of proteins in cancer biology

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Researchers identify new way to effectively kill cancer stem cells using existing drugs

Researchers identify new way to effectively kill cancer stem cells using existing drugs

Cancer cells may lose copies of ribosomal DNA to enable faster proliferation, study shows

Cancer cells may lose copies of ribosomal DNA to enable faster proliferation, study shows

AMSBIO introduce range of cancer exosome samples

AMSBIO introduce range of cancer exosome samples

Finnish researchers find accumulation of gene mutations in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Finnish researchers find accumulation of gene mutations in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers discover broad role for DNA-cutting enzyme in driving abnormal genetic rearrangements

Researchers discover broad role for DNA-cutting enzyme in driving abnormal genetic rearrangements

Penn/CHOP research helps to better understand cause of pediatric and treatment-related leukemias

Penn/CHOP research helps to better understand cause of pediatric and treatment-related leukemias

Researchers discover how mutations in protein network drive high-risk leukemias

Researchers discover how mutations in protein network drive high-risk leukemias

TempTraq can detect rise in body temperature earlier than current SOC method, study shows

TempTraq can detect rise in body temperature earlier than current SOC method, study shows

New cancer drug shows promise to treat leukemia in mouse models

New cancer drug shows promise to treat leukemia in mouse models