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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.
Umbilical cord blood transplant may confer advantages over bone marrow transplant for kids with life-threatening metabolic disorders

Umbilical cord blood transplant may confer advantages over bone marrow transplant for kids with life-threatening metabolic disorders

Vaccine improves event-free survival for leukemia patients

Vaccine improves event-free survival for leukemia patients

New role for miRNA in leukemia discovered

New role for miRNA in leukemia discovered

New understanding of chronic myeloid leukemia

New understanding of chronic myeloid leukemia

More good Gleevec news

More good Gleevec news

Nilotinib and Dasatinib show promise as therapy for chronic myelogenous leukemia

Nilotinib and Dasatinib show promise as therapy for chronic myelogenous leukemia

Complete response with oblimersen combination improves survival of CLL patients

Complete response with oblimersen combination improves survival of CLL patients

Scientists say children living near nuclear power plants have a higher risk of cancer

Scientists say children living near nuclear power plants have a higher risk of cancer

Re-engineered Gleevec reduces heart risks

Re-engineered Gleevec reduces heart risks

Mini transplant patients' outcomes similar using related and unrelated donor cells

Mini transplant patients' outcomes similar using related and unrelated donor cells

Modified form of imatinib becomes more specific

Modified form of imatinib becomes more specific

Genes discovered that protect against heart damage from chemotherapy

Genes discovered that protect against heart damage from chemotherapy

Inhaled immune system stimulant launches immune response in lungs to wipe out lethal infections

Inhaled immune system stimulant launches immune response in lungs to wipe out lethal infections

DNA methylation shown to promote development of colon tumors

DNA methylation shown to promote development of colon tumors

Discovery of key acute myeloid leukemia gene

Discovery of key acute myeloid leukemia gene

Oral drug sets a new survival standard for bone marrow cancer

Oral drug sets a new survival standard for bone marrow cancer

Research shows how embryonic cells may regulate levels of retinoic acid

Research shows how embryonic cells may regulate levels of retinoic acid

Regulation of the retinoic acid gradient in zebrafish embryos

Regulation of the retinoic acid gradient in zebrafish embryos

UK study looks at obesity in women

UK study looks at obesity in women

Community computer grid squeezes speeds cancer research

Community computer grid squeezes speeds cancer research