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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.
Polymorphisms in the glutathione S-transferase genes and treatment outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia

Polymorphisms in the glutathione S-transferase genes and treatment outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia

Cell Therapeutics settles law suit with Government

Cell Therapeutics settles law suit with Government

Cell Genesys reports data from clinical trials of GVAX immunotherapy for prostate cancer

Cell Genesys reports data from clinical trials of GVAX immunotherapy for prostate cancer

Vitamin D: sunshine, diet and supplements - cancer prevention and therapy

Vitamin D: sunshine, diet and supplements - cancer prevention and therapy

Anti-anemia drug darbepoetin alfa no better than placebo for cancer patients

Anti-anemia drug darbepoetin alfa no better than placebo for cancer patients

Predicting cancer risk in the long term

Predicting cancer risk in the long term

Researchers induce cell death in leukemia

Researchers induce cell death in leukemia

Chromosomes tell tale of patient's risk for new, future cancer

Chromosomes tell tale of patient's risk for new, future cancer

New player in the development T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

New player in the development T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Investigational cancer 17-AAG drug targets critical proteins

Investigational cancer 17-AAG drug targets critical proteins

Leukemic cells find safe haven in bone marrow

Leukemic cells find safe haven in bone marrow

Gleevec decreases cancer recurrence for GIST

Gleevec decreases cancer recurrence for GIST

CuraGen announces results with Belinostat and Velafermin

CuraGen announces results with Belinostat and Velafermin

First national online autism registry

First national online autism registry

Decoy receptor 3 expressed in rheumatic synovial fibroblasts protects the cells against Fas-induced apoptosis

Decoy receptor 3 expressed in rheumatic synovial fibroblasts protects the cells against Fas-induced apoptosis

Discovery of new cell involved with cancer

Discovery of new cell involved with cancer

Disorderly protein brings order to cell division

Disorderly protein brings order to cell division

Study aims to find which breast cancer patients need chemotherapy

Study aims to find which breast cancer patients need chemotherapy

New discovery suggests novel methods for treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia

New discovery suggests novel methods for treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Novartis to continue Indian patent fight

Novartis to continue Indian patent fight