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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 compound that is designed to overcome Gleevec resistance

New compound that is designed to overcome Gleevec resistance

Thalidomide's role in fighting blood disorders, such as multiple myeloma

Thalidomide's role in fighting blood disorders, such as multiple myeloma

Educating patients can help limit side effects of chemotherapy and radiation

Educating patients can help limit side effects of chemotherapy and radiation

Increasing evidence a virus may play a role in breast cancer

Increasing evidence a virus may play a role in breast cancer

Evidence that new anti-inflammatory drug may sensitize leukemia, and breast and lung cancers to conventional chemotherapy

Evidence that new anti-inflammatory drug may sensitize leukemia, and breast and lung cancers to conventional chemotherapy

Dexrazoxane reduces heart damage caused by childhood leukemia treatment with doxorubicin (Adriamycin)

Dexrazoxane reduces heart damage caused by childhood leukemia treatment with doxorubicin (Adriamycin)

Severe sepsis causes around one in ten cancer deaths each year in the USA

Severe sepsis causes around one in ten cancer deaths each year in the USA

Guidelines for determining the best possible time to receive bone marrow transplants

Guidelines for determining the best possible time to receive bone marrow transplants

Omega-3's - fatty acids, can be produced in bioengineered plants

Omega-3's - fatty acids, can be produced in bioengineered plants

Relatively little is known about Lupus

Relatively little is known about Lupus

Children cured of acute lymphocytic leukemia after chemotherapy have a 5-20 times greater risk of developing secondary malignant neoplasm's

Children cured of acute lymphocytic leukemia after chemotherapy have a 5-20 times greater risk of developing secondary malignant neoplasm's

Oxford Therapeutic Antibody Centre receives Manufacturer’s Authorisation

Oxford Therapeutic Antibody Centre receives Manufacturer’s Authorisation

Exelixis files new drug application for a proprietary novel anticancer compound

Exelixis files new drug application for a proprietary novel anticancer compound

Microchip to track genetic signature of cancer and normal tissue

Microchip to track genetic signature of cancer and normal tissue

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

New whole body positron emission tomography (PET) imaging allows scientists to watch as immune system respond to tumors or infection

New whole body positron emission tomography (PET) imaging allows scientists to watch as immune system respond to tumors or infection

John Kerry pushes for new cures and treatments for Alzheimer’s

John Kerry pushes for new cures and treatments for Alzheimer’s

Common weeds may be better than herbal cousins for preventing and curing a host of diseases

Common weeds may be better than herbal cousins for preventing and curing a host of diseases

America's first two WNV encephalitis cases of 2004 respond to treatment

America's first two WNV encephalitis cases of 2004 respond to treatment

New drugs ease treatment of multiple myeloma

New drugs ease treatment of multiple myeloma