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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.
Lives in danger as drug trial goes horribly wrong

Lives in danger as drug trial goes horribly wrong

Drug trial goes wrong and six end up intensive care

Drug trial goes wrong and six end up intensive care

Impact of a scientific presentation on community treatment patterns for primary breast cancer

Impact of a scientific presentation on community treatment patterns for primary breast cancer

The transcription factor MEF/ELF4 regulates the quiescence of primitive hematopoietic cells

The transcription factor MEF/ELF4 regulates the quiescence of primitive hematopoietic cells

Scientists gain better understanding of the behavior of leukemic cells

Scientists gain better understanding of the behavior of leukemic cells

Study recommends treatment change for pre-leukemia disease

Study recommends treatment change for pre-leukemia disease

Decitabine improves myelodysplastic syndrome treatment

Decitabine improves myelodysplastic syndrome treatment

Decitabine improves patient outcomes in myelodysplastic syndromes

Decitabine improves patient outcomes in myelodysplastic syndromes

New vaccines will protect against cancer

New vaccines will protect against cancer

New way to study proteins in live cells

New way to study proteins in live cells

Drug shortfall as more than 5,000 conditions need medication

Drug shortfall as more than 5,000 conditions need medication

Scientists fight leukaemia with 'natural killer' cells

Scientists fight leukaemia with 'natural killer' cells

Extensive study of natalizumab

Extensive study of natalizumab

5,000 rare diseases need drugs, but Europe only approves a handful each year

5,000 rare diseases need drugs, but Europe only approves a handful each year

Cannabis destroys cancer cells

Cannabis destroys cancer cells

Hepatic arterial infusion versus systemic therapy for hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer

Hepatic arterial infusion versus systemic therapy for hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer

Oddly shaped DNA can cause DNA breaks in mammalian cells

Oddly shaped DNA can cause DNA breaks in mammalian cells

Interleukin-15 encourages CD8+ T cells to proliferate and reduces their tolerance to tumor antigens

Interleukin-15 encourages CD8+ T cells to proliferate and reduces their tolerance to tumor antigens

Protein levels predict bone marrow transplant survival

Protein levels predict bone marrow transplant survival

Protein level predicts who will develop graft vs. host disease after marrow transplant

Protein level predicts who will develop graft vs. host disease after marrow transplant