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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.
Scientists solve arsenic's cancer paradox

Scientists solve arsenic's cancer paradox

Regulating hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis and leukemogenesis

Regulating hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis and leukemogenesis

Sydneysiders consider class action over radiation poisoning

Sydneysiders consider class action over radiation poisoning

Discovery of small molecule that disrupts Ewing's sarcoma oncogene

Discovery of small molecule that disrupts Ewing's sarcoma oncogene

The good and bad side of anti-cancer compounds

The good and bad side of anti-cancer compounds

Developing cancer treatments directed at critical developmental pathway

Developing cancer treatments directed at critical developmental pathway

Discovery of gene involved in blood stem cell replication, movement

Discovery of gene involved in blood stem cell replication, movement

Researchers identify gene involved in blood stem cell replication, movement

Researchers identify gene involved in blood stem cell replication, movement

Potential new therapy for myeloproliferative disorders

Potential new therapy for myeloproliferative disorders

New mouse model grants insight into the genetic and molecular mechanisms underpinning acute myeloid leukemia

New mouse model grants insight into the genetic and molecular mechanisms underpinning acute myeloid leukemia

FDA approves TREANDA (bendamustine hydrochloride) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

FDA approves TREANDA (bendamustine hydrochloride) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Childhood leukemia survivors struggle with long-term comorbidities

Childhood leukemia survivors struggle with long-term comorbidities

New tool to identify the molecular signatures of serious diseases

New tool to identify the molecular signatures of serious diseases

Experimental drug SGX393 offers new approach to help control drug resistance in leukemia

Experimental drug SGX393 offers new approach to help control drug resistance in leukemia

EpiCept announces opinion by European Regulatory Authority on Ceplene

EpiCept announces opinion by European Regulatory Authority on Ceplene

Are dual cord blood banks the answer to increasing stem cell demand?

Are dual cord blood banks the answer to increasing stem cell demand?

Survival mechanism of T lymphocytes uncovered

Survival mechanism of T lymphocytes uncovered

Scans spot hidden tumors in Li-Fraumeni syndrome

Scans spot hidden tumors in Li-Fraumeni syndrome

New diagnostic test for cancer promises less trauma for patients

New diagnostic test for cancer promises less trauma for patients

Discovery could lead to much-needed kidney failure treatment

Discovery could lead to much-needed kidney failure treatment