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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.
Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of developing childhood leukemia

Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of developing childhood leukemia

An immune system in a bottle would allow faster and easier production of a flu vaccine

An immune system in a bottle would allow faster and easier production of a flu vaccine

Genetic research offers insight into Sjögren's syndrome and the general developmental machinery of the immune system

Genetic research offers insight into Sjögren's syndrome and the general developmental machinery of the immune system

Researchers identify a protein that could banish allergies

Researchers identify a protein that could banish allergies

Scientists have devised a novel way to repair one of the genetic mutations that causes ataxia-telangiectasia

Scientists have devised a novel way to repair one of the genetic mutations that causes ataxia-telangiectasia

Discovery might improve design, effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs

Discovery might improve design, effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs

Comprehensive study raises questions about "demethylation" agents

Comprehensive study raises questions about "demethylation" agents

Presentation of the most recent and advanced work in the rapidly progressing field of fertility preservation

Presentation of the most recent and advanced work in the rapidly progressing field of fertility preservation

Adults with mental disorders have higher odds of being diagnosed with brain tumors and lung cancer

Adults with mental disorders have higher odds of being diagnosed with brain tumors and lung cancer

Researchers identify common mutation in T-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia

Researchers identify common mutation in T-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia

Scientists have developed a new technology capable of improving survival outcomes after bone marrow transplantation

Scientists have developed a new technology capable of improving survival outcomes after bone marrow transplantation

People with mental disorders develop cancer at younger ages

People with mental disorders develop cancer at younger ages

Cancer vaccine based on listeria bacteria shows promise

Cancer vaccine based on listeria bacteria shows promise

Arsenic trioxide - invented as a treatment for a rare type of leukaemia

Arsenic trioxide - invented as a treatment for a rare type of leukaemia

Functions of the c-myb gene which leukemia cells depend on for proliferation

Functions of the c-myb gene which leukemia cells depend on for proliferation

NIH opens new hospital totally dedicated to clinical research

NIH opens new hospital totally dedicated to clinical research

Experimental drug PKC412 may be the key to treating myeloproliferative disease

Experimental drug PKC412 may be the key to treating myeloproliferative disease

Scientists have corrected a flaw in cancer cells that lets them evade the normal cell-death process

Scientists have corrected a flaw in cancer cells that lets them evade the normal cell-death process

Data suggests potential role of Quadramet in conjunction with chemotherapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

Data suggests potential role of Quadramet in conjunction with chemotherapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

Newly completed Chromosome 5 sequence will be a powerful tool for scientists trying to understand human disease

Newly completed Chromosome 5 sequence will be a powerful tool for scientists trying to understand human disease