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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 advance in search for effective treatment for human liver cancer

New advance in search for effective treatment for human liver cancer

New insights into acute promyelocytic leukemia

New insights into acute promyelocytic leukemia

ERG gene's activity points to more lethal subtype of acute myeloid leukemia

ERG gene's activity points to more lethal subtype of acute myeloid leukemia

Delays in cancer diagnosis for children remain poorly understood

Delays in cancer diagnosis for children remain poorly understood

Delays in cancer diagnosis for children remain poorly understood

Delays in cancer diagnosis for children remain poorly understood

Genetic mutation that may alter response to cancer therapeutics found

Genetic mutation that may alter response to cancer therapeutics found

Discovery of method to identify how cancer evades the immune system

Discovery of method to identify how cancer evades the immune system

New type of drug shows promise for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

New type of drug shows promise for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Link between ciliary signaling and cancer

Link between ciliary signaling and cancer

Support for chromosomal theory of cancer found in cancers' development of drug resistance

Support for chromosomal theory of cancer found in cancers' development of drug resistance

Umbilical cord blood may safely preserve insulin production in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

Umbilical cord blood may safely preserve insulin production in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

Childhood cancer survivors at increased risk of severe health problems as adults

Childhood cancer survivors at increased risk of severe health problems as adults

Inherited genes linked to toxicity of leukemia therapy

Inherited genes linked to toxicity of leukemia therapy

New way to increase stem cells in blood

New way to increase stem cells in blood

Whitehead scientist to study key mechanism in cell division

Whitehead scientist to study key mechanism in cell division

The unexpected connection of two gene regulation mechanisms points to new ways for the fight against leukemia

The unexpected connection of two gene regulation mechanisms points to new ways for the fight against leukemia

Researchers find new mechanism of action of the anti-cancer drug sorafenib

Researchers find new mechanism of action of the anti-cancer drug sorafenib

Aptamer-targeted nanoparticles collect and detect cancer cells

Aptamer-targeted nanoparticles collect and detect cancer cells

Study compares cord blood to bone marrow for transplants

Study compares cord blood to bone marrow for transplants

Researchers reprogram normal tissue cells into embryonic stem cells

Researchers reprogram normal tissue cells into embryonic stem cells