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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.
Biologists uncover pivotal role of a gene called "Cut"

Biologists uncover pivotal role of a gene called "Cut"

New monoclonal antibody that targets immune system B cells shows promise for treating leukemias

New monoclonal antibody that targets immune system B cells shows promise for treating leukemias

Top 12 health issues facing Australian children

Top 12 health issues facing Australian children

Important milestone towards more individually targeted and effective treatments for cancer patients

Important milestone towards more individually targeted and effective treatments for cancer patients

Study looks at childrens end-of-life care preferences

Study looks at childrens end-of-life care preferences

Cancer incidence among women has increased slightly

Cancer incidence among women has increased slightly

Americans' risk of dying from cancer continues to decline

Americans' risk of dying from cancer continues to decline

Possible new therapy for lymphoma and leukemia patients

Possible new therapy for lymphoma and leukemia patients

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified three new genetic mutations in brain tumors

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified three new genetic mutations in brain tumors

Discovery that protein CD38 interrupts an interaction between the AIDS virus and its point of entry into cells

Discovery that protein CD38 interrupts an interaction between the AIDS virus and its point of entry into cells

Acute-leukemia sign may signal need for different therapy

Acute-leukemia sign may signal need for different therapy

Drug AMD-3100 may help cancer patients who need stem cell transplants

Drug AMD-3100 may help cancer patients who need stem cell transplants

New and unusual class of genes plays an important role in the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

New and unusual class of genes plays an important role in the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Children who survive cancer face educational difficulties and social isolation

Children who survive cancer face educational difficulties and social isolation

Chernobyl: The True Scale of the Accident

Chernobyl: The True Scale of the Accident

Rev/Dex combo looks like a breakthrough treatment for multiple myeloma

Rev/Dex combo looks like a breakthrough treatment for multiple myeloma

Blocking Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) with anticancer drugs

Blocking Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) with anticancer drugs

Dental problems caused by radiation, chemotherapy should be treated before a child undergoes immunosuppression as part of bone marrow transplantation therapy

Dental problems caused by radiation, chemotherapy should be treated before a child undergoes immunosuppression as part of bone marrow transplantation therapy

Drugs known as farnesyltransferase inhibitors (FTIs) may hold promise for premature aging disorder

Drugs known as farnesyltransferase inhibitors (FTIs) may hold promise for premature aging disorder

Lorus identifies novel class of lead drug candidates from small molecule anticancer program

Lorus identifies novel class of lead drug candidates from small molecule anticancer program