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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.
Oral drug sets a new survival standard for bone marrow cancer

Oral drug sets a new survival standard for bone marrow cancer

Research shows how embryonic cells may regulate levels of retinoic acid

Research shows how embryonic cells may regulate levels of retinoic acid

Regulation of the retinoic acid gradient in zebrafish embryos

Regulation of the retinoic acid gradient in zebrafish embryos

UK study looks at obesity in women

UK study looks at obesity in women

Community computer grid squeezes speeds cancer research

Community computer grid squeezes speeds cancer research

Cancer risks for overweight women

Cancer risks for overweight women

British experts promise to double lung cancer survival rates

British experts promise to double lung cancer survival rates

Cancer victim comes up with a possible alternative to chemo

Cancer victim comes up with a possible alternative to chemo

Scientists challenge the underlying scientific premise behind folic acid fortification

Scientists challenge the underlying scientific premise behind folic acid fortification

Anti-leukemia drug dexamethasone increases patient fatigue

Anti-leukemia drug dexamethasone increases patient fatigue

Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer

Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer

Tasigna gets the green light in the U.S. to treat Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Tasigna gets the green light in the U.S. to treat Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Test gives insight into prognosis in patients with plasma cell malignancies

Test gives insight into prognosis in patients with plasma cell malignancies

New understanding of vagus nerve's role in regulating inflammation

New understanding of vagus nerve's role in regulating inflammation

Advances in drug screening

Advances in drug screening

Researcher identify specific cell that causes eye cancer, disproving long-held theory

Researcher identify specific cell that causes eye cancer, disproving long-held theory

The genetics of MLL leukemogenesis

The genetics of MLL leukemogenesis

Taxol-type drugs give slight boost to survival rates in early breast cancer

Taxol-type drugs give slight boost to survival rates in early breast cancer

HER-2 status predicts success of chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment

HER-2 status predicts success of chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment

Bacteria reveal targets of immune responses quick and direct identification of antigens

Bacteria reveal targets of immune responses quick and direct identification of antigens