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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.
Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows

Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows

New prognostic markers help identify risk of relapse

New prognostic markers help identify risk of relapse

Children treated for soft tissue sarcomas at greater risk of second cancers

Children treated for soft tissue sarcomas at greater risk of second cancers

Australian clinical trial of potent new anticancer drug (CYT997)

Australian clinical trial of potent new anticancer drug (CYT997)

National clinical trial examines new option for kidney cancer patients

National clinical trial examines new option for kidney cancer patients

Herceptin in combination with chemotherapy reduces risk of breast cancer recurrence in women with with early-stage breast cancer

Herceptin in combination with chemotherapy reduces risk of breast cancer recurrence in women with with early-stage breast cancer

P12 protein influences key cell-signaling pathway

P12 protein influences key cell-signaling pathway

High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas

High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas

Pattern of gene expression predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia

Pattern of gene expression predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia

Increasing benefit seen in novel drug AMN107, that treats Gleevec resistance

Increasing benefit seen in novel drug AMN107, that treats Gleevec resistance

Day care in infancy protects against childhood leukaemia

Day care in infancy protects against childhood leukaemia

Enzyme that helps trigger the development of leukemia

Enzyme that helps trigger the development of leukemia

New gene linked to familial cancer

New gene linked to familial cancer

New era drug gives hope to Gleevec resistant leukaemia sufferers

New era drug gives hope to Gleevec resistant leukaemia sufferers

Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance

Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance

Scientists reveal the shape of a protein that helps retroviruses break into cells

Scientists reveal the shape of a protein that helps retroviruses break into cells

Sildenafil prevents anti-cancer drug induced heart damage

Sildenafil prevents anti-cancer drug induced heart damage

Method of gene therapy accurately corrects mutations in disease-causing genes

Method of gene therapy accurately corrects mutations in disease-causing genes

Method of gene therapy that can accurately and permanently correct mutations in disease-causing genes

Method of gene therapy that can accurately and permanently correct mutations in disease-causing genes

Poor survival rates in some cancers related to lack of clinical trial participation

Poor survival rates in some cancers related to lack of clinical trial participation