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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.
Researchers isolate rare cancer stem cells that cause leukemia

Researchers isolate rare cancer stem cells that cause leukemia

Roswell Park research aids development of myeloma drug

Roswell Park research aids development of myeloma drug

Discovery of gene mutation gives hope for Down syndrome and Alzheimer's victims

Discovery of gene mutation gives hope for Down syndrome and Alzheimer's victims

FDA grants accelerated approval for Sprycel (dasatinib)

FDA grants accelerated approval for Sprycel (dasatinib)

Drug trial horror gave victim '4 months of hell'

Drug trial horror gave victim '4 months of hell'

Electricity used to engineer human tissue

Electricity used to engineer human tissue

New leukemia drug gives renewed hope to those battling drug resistance to the disease

New leukemia drug gives renewed hope to those battling drug resistance to the disease

Burkitt lymphoma gene expression signature identified

Burkitt lymphoma gene expression signature identified

Dasatinib offers new options for leukemia patients

Dasatinib offers new options for leukemia patients

Glivec the best news yet for cancer victims

Glivec the best news yet for cancer victims

Exposing cancer more quickly

Exposing cancer more quickly

Gleevec strangles drug-resistant, metastatic prostate cancer

Gleevec strangles drug-resistant, metastatic prostate cancer

Trastuzumab results promising for HER-2 positive breast cancer patients

Trastuzumab results promising for HER-2 positive breast cancer patients

Long-term benefits of imatinib for patients newly diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia

Long-term benefits of imatinib for patients newly diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia

Study confirms Gleevec's long-term benefits in treating advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Study confirms Gleevec's long-term benefits in treating advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors

SuperGen receives patent for composition and method for treating graft-versus-host disease

SuperGen receives patent for composition and method for treating graft-versus-host disease

Thalomid gets FDA approval to treat multiple myeloma

Thalomid gets FDA approval to treat multiple myeloma

Sperm donor passes rare dangerous disease on to four children

Sperm donor passes rare dangerous disease on to four children

Effectiveness of radiation therapy for older women with early breast cancer

Effectiveness of radiation therapy for older women with early breast cancer

Exercise shown to protect against skin and bowel cancer

Exercise shown to protect against skin and bowel cancer