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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 gene discovered in human stem cells may benefit transplant patients

New gene discovered in human stem cells may benefit transplant patients

Scientists develop method to convert normal human blood cells into

Scientists develop method to convert normal human blood cells into

Naturally occurring compound found in many fruits and vegetables as well as red wine, selectively kills leukemia cells

Naturally occurring compound found in many fruits and vegetables as well as red wine, selectively kills leukemia cells

Translocation kidney cancer after chemotherapy in childhood

Translocation kidney cancer after chemotherapy in childhood

M. D. Anderson wins $8.3-million to research environmental causes of major diseases

M. D. Anderson wins $8.3-million to research environmental causes of major diseases

Knocking out Mcl1 protein could aid leukemia treatment

Knocking out Mcl1 protein could aid leukemia treatment

Aspirin use linked to moderate drop in cancer risk

Aspirin use linked to moderate drop in cancer risk

Novel targeted therapy effectively treats acute leukemia

Novel targeted therapy effectively treats acute leukemia

New method predicts hip joint decay from chemotherapy

New method predicts hip joint decay from chemotherapy

New discoveries about stem cells in leukemia, breast and colon cancer

New discoveries about stem cells in leukemia, breast and colon cancer

Factors that dictate risk of developing primary or secondary cancer

Factors that dictate risk of developing primary or secondary cancer

Aspirin may modestly reduce cancer risk

Aspirin may modestly reduce cancer risk

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