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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.
miR 155 overexpression can lead to cancer

miR 155 overexpression can lead to cancer

Advances in chemotherapy significantly reduce risk of disease recurrence in breast cancer patients

Advances in chemotherapy significantly reduce risk of disease recurrence in breast cancer patients

Dasatinib provides significant benefit in chronic myeloid leukemia patients resistant to Gleevec

Dasatinib provides significant benefit in chronic myeloid leukemia patients resistant to Gleevec

Benefit of chemotherapy in breast cancer depends on estrogen status of tumors

Benefit of chemotherapy in breast cancer depends on estrogen status of tumors

MPD Foundation funds research for incurable blood disorders

MPD Foundation funds research for incurable blood disorders

Discovery of virus implicated in genetics of prostate cancer

Discovery of virus implicated in genetics of prostate cancer

Discovery of new human retrovirus

Discovery of new human retrovirus

Drug trial disaster will discourage future volunteers

Drug trial disaster will discourage future volunteers

Cancer virus protein p13 needed for successful infection and reproduction

Cancer virus protein p13 needed for successful infection and reproduction

Skin cancer facts

Skin cancer facts

Life or death can depend on teenage cancer patients taking their treatments properly

Life or death can depend on teenage cancer patients taking their treatments properly

Cancer chemical scare over soft drinks

Cancer chemical scare over soft drinks

St. Jude develop relatively simple and inexpensive test for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

St. Jude develop relatively simple and inexpensive test for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Weill Cornell researchers identify tumor-suppressor gene important to diffuse large B-cell lymphomas

Weill Cornell researchers identify tumor-suppressor gene important to diffuse large B-cell lymphomas

Novel therapy for chronic graft-versus-host disease

Novel therapy for chronic graft-versus-host disease

Novel therapy for chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) using Rituximab

Novel therapy for chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) using Rituximab

ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals receives U.S. orphan drug designation for Ceflatonin

ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals receives U.S. orphan drug designation for Ceflatonin

Scientists identify microRNAs that appear to play a role in the development of platelets

Scientists identify microRNAs that appear to play a role in the development of platelets

Drug trial nightmare - two still critically ill

Drug trial nightmare - two still critically ill

Lives in danger as drug trial goes horribly wrong

Lives in danger as drug trial goes horribly wrong