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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.
Discovery of new gene FANCM sheds light on repair of damaged DNA

Discovery of new gene FANCM sheds light on repair of damaged DNA

MiRNA is opening up a whole new way of understanding carcinogenesis

MiRNA is opening up a whole new way of understanding carcinogenesis

Important breast cancer discovery

Important breast cancer discovery

Sources of magnetic fields in the home

Sources of magnetic fields in the home

Natural killer cells help understand responses to bone marrow transplants

Natural killer cells help understand responses to bone marrow transplants

Study addresses critical GVHD complication - limitations of bone marrow transplants

Study addresses critical GVHD complication - limitations of bone marrow transplants

Discovery may lead to new therapies for leukemia

Discovery may lead to new therapies for leukemia

$4.7million grant for research on neuroblastoma

$4.7million grant for research on neuroblastoma

Specialized immune-system B cells play dual role in triggering both kinds of immunity - innate and acquired

Specialized immune-system B cells play dual role in triggering both kinds of immunity - innate and acquired

University of Florida researcher finds way to explore role of microRNAs in specific tissue

University of Florida researcher finds way to explore role of microRNAs in specific tissue

1 in 166 children under age 10 are affected by autism

1 in 166 children under age 10 are affected by autism

Data directly support a pathogenetic model of acute leukemia

Data directly support a pathogenetic model of acute leukemia

Novel treatment for ovarian cancer

Novel treatment for ovarian cancer

New method may accelerate the way cancer-causing genes are found

New method may accelerate the way cancer-causing genes are found

Discovery of protein deficit that causes drug toxicity

Discovery of protein deficit that causes drug toxicity

Scientists discover identifying markers for primitive blood-forming stem cells - simplifies cell identification

Scientists discover identifying markers for primitive blood-forming stem cells - simplifies cell identification

Even low dose radiation exposure causes cancer

Even low dose radiation exposure causes cancer

Low doses of radiation associated with a small excess risk of developing cancer

Low doses of radiation associated with a small excess risk of developing cancer

Gleevec or similar drugs might be useful in preventing adverse side effects of smallpox vaccine

Gleevec or similar drugs might be useful in preventing adverse side effects of smallpox vaccine

New research raises the possibility that the risk of developing arsenic-related disease is not the same for everybody

New research raises the possibility that the risk of developing arsenic-related disease is not the same for everybody