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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.
FoxOs shown to be potential new targets for cancer drugs

FoxOs shown to be potential new targets for cancer drugs

Disorderly protein brings order to cell division

Disorderly protein brings order to cell division

Possible reason for severe side-effects of Northwick Park clinical trial

Possible reason for severe side-effects of Northwick Park clinical trial

Gums produce substances that lead to degeneration of the jawbone

Gums produce substances that lead to degeneration of the jawbone

New drug to combat Gastrointestinal graft-vs.-host disease in stem-cell patients shows significant reduction in deaths

New drug to combat Gastrointestinal graft-vs.-host disease in stem-cell patients shows significant reduction in deaths

Multiple behavioral risk factors among adolescent cancer survivors

Multiple behavioral risk factors among adolescent cancer survivors

FDA issues guidance on license applications for placental/umbilical cord blood products

FDA issues guidance on license applications for placental/umbilical cord blood products

Stem cell research discovery could mean 'big things' for cancer

Stem cell research discovery could mean 'big things' for cancer

Retinoblastoma gene may play a critical role in the development of the placenta

Retinoblastoma gene may play a critical role in the development of the placenta

NanoMed Pharmaceuticals issued new U.S. nanoparticle patent

NanoMed Pharmaceuticals issued new U.S. nanoparticle patent

Risk to childhood cancer survivors for late-occurring strokes

Risk to childhood cancer survivors for late-occurring strokes

Experimental drug provides powerful therapy against acute myeloid leukemia

Experimental drug provides powerful therapy against acute myeloid leukemia

New method for targeting malignant brain tumors

New method for targeting malignant brain tumors

Quantum dots help cancer imaging studies

Quantum dots help cancer imaging studies

Squalenoyl nanomedicines as potential therapeutics

Squalenoyl nanomedicines as potential therapeutics

Genomic test decides which drug is best for cancers

Genomic test decides which drug is best for cancers

HRSA to allocate $14M to public umbilical cord blood banks

HRSA to allocate $14M to public umbilical cord blood banks

New technique allows partial-match cell transplants for children with most resistant leukemia

New technique allows partial-match cell transplants for children with most resistant leukemia

Nanoparticle encapsulation improves bioavailability of leukemia drug

Nanoparticle encapsulation improves bioavailability of leukemia drug

Researchers discover clues to the cause of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Researchers discover clues to the cause of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia