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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.
Fossil record of the human immune system reveals antibodies that block cancer metastasis

Fossil record of the human immune system reveals antibodies that block cancer metastasis

Methylphenidate improves attention, behavior of children surviving acute lymphoblastic leukemia, brain tumors

Methylphenidate improves attention, behavior of children surviving acute lymphoblastic leukemia, brain tumors

Low level exposure to Benzene causes lower blood cell counts

Low level exposure to Benzene causes lower blood cell counts

Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) inhibits important pathways that spur cancer growth

Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) inhibits important pathways that spur cancer growth

Stem cells derived from umbilical cords are a viable and effective transplant source for thousands of leukemia patients

Stem cells derived from umbilical cords are a viable and effective transplant source for thousands of leukemia patients

Scientists join forces to improve the effectiveness of a drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia

Scientists join forces to improve the effectiveness of a drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia

Chernobyl disaster caused cancer cases in Sweden

Chernobyl disaster caused cancer cases in Sweden

U.S. nuclear power workers show no unexepected radiation related cancer

U.S. nuclear power workers show no unexepected radiation related cancer

Animal research and its benefits to both humans and animals

Animal research and its benefits to both humans and animals

Understanding the signals that delay the spread of follicular lymphoma could provide new therapeutic targets

Understanding the signals that delay the spread of follicular lymphoma could provide new therapeutic targets

36% of cancer patients ages 65 and older participate in clinical trials

36% of cancer patients ages 65 and older participate in clinical trials

Lorus Therapeutics allowed Canadian patent to protect anticancer drugs

Lorus Therapeutics allowed Canadian patent to protect anticancer drugs

Cranberry juice may help prevent gum disease

Cranberry juice may help prevent gum disease

Impaired cognitive and motor function following stem cell transplantation for severe blood disorders can improve

Impaired cognitive and motor function following stem cell transplantation for severe blood disorders can improve

Researchers have documented a novel form of resistance in leukemia cells to an anti-cancer drug

Researchers have documented a novel form of resistance in leukemia cells to an anti-cancer drug

Obesity could more than double an older woman's risk of acute myelogenous leukemia

Obesity could more than double an older woman's risk of acute myelogenous leukemia

Cellular vehicle delivers drugs directly into cancer cells

Cellular vehicle delivers drugs directly into cancer cells

Some allergic conditions could increase your risk of suffering from blood cancer

Some allergic conditions could increase your risk of suffering from blood cancer

Peripheral blood transplants from donors may be more harmful than bone marrow transplants in pediatric leukemia patients

Peripheral blood transplants from donors may be more harmful than bone marrow transplants in pediatric leukemia patients

Maxim Pharmaceuticals to withdraw NDA for advanced malignant melanoma

Maxim Pharmaceuticals to withdraw NDA for advanced malignant melanoma