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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 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

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