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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.
Cancer treatment interferes with bone development

Cancer treatment interferes with bone development

Promising chemo, therapeutic viruses, cutting-edge surgery debut at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Promising chemo, therapeutic viruses, cutting-edge surgery debut at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

New treatment for chronic eosinophilic leukemia

New treatment for chronic eosinophilic leukemia

Combination of genetic mutation and viral infection may cause prostate cancer

Combination of genetic mutation and viral infection may cause prostate cancer

Therapeutic gene suspected to cause cancer

Therapeutic gene suspected to cause cancer

Finding indicate why some kinds of Leukemia are more aggressive than others

Finding indicate why some kinds of Leukemia are more aggressive than others

Protein made by cancer virus explains how the virus spreads

Protein made by cancer virus explains how the virus spreads

Blood cancers may be caused by inactivation of a "tumor suppressor" gene

Blood cancers may be caused by inactivation of a "tumor suppressor" gene

Scientists clarify role of phosphatase and tensin homolog tumor suppressor gene

Scientists clarify role of phosphatase and tensin homolog tumor suppressor gene

Arf gene loss enhances oncogenicity and limits imatinib response in mouse models of Bcr-Abl-induced acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Arf gene loss enhances oncogenicity and limits imatinib response in mouse models of Bcr-Abl-induced acute lymphoblastic leukemia

New finding provides researchers with renewable source for macrophages and neutrophils

New finding provides researchers with renewable source for macrophages and neutrophils

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