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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.
Positive results from phase 2 trial of Telintra, drug candidate in myelodysplastic syndrome

Positive results from phase 2 trial of Telintra, drug candidate in myelodysplastic syndrome

A new treatment for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia

A new treatment for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia

Data from phase II study of Trisenox (arsenic trioxide) injection in myelodysplasia

Data from phase II study of Trisenox (arsenic trioxide) injection in myelodysplasia

Single dose phase I data on CG53135 for the prevention of oral mucositis

Single dose phase I data on CG53135 for the prevention of oral mucositis

Oral targeted therapy shows benefit in treating high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome

Oral targeted therapy shows benefit in treating high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome

Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs)

Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs)

Fossil record of the human immune system reveals antibodies that block cancer metastasis

Fossil record of the human immune system reveals antibodies that block cancer metastasis

Methylphenidate improves attention, behavior of children surviving acute lymphoblastic leukemia, brain tumors

Methylphenidate improves attention, behavior of children surviving acute lymphoblastic leukemia, brain tumors

Low level exposure to Benzene causes lower blood cell counts

Low level exposure to Benzene causes lower blood cell counts

Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) inhibits important pathways that spur cancer growth

Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) inhibits important pathways that spur cancer growth

Stem cells derived from umbilical cords are a viable and effective transplant source for thousands of leukemia patients

Stem cells derived from umbilical cords are a viable and effective transplant source for thousands of leukemia patients

Scientists join forces to improve the effectiveness of a drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia

Scientists join forces to improve the effectiveness of a drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia

Chernobyl disaster caused cancer cases in Sweden

Chernobyl disaster caused cancer cases in Sweden

U.S. nuclear power workers show no unexepected radiation related cancer

U.S. nuclear power workers show no unexepected radiation related cancer

Animal research and its benefits to both humans and animals

Animal research and its benefits to both humans and animals

Understanding the signals that delay the spread of follicular lymphoma could provide new therapeutic targets

Understanding the signals that delay the spread of follicular lymphoma could provide new therapeutic targets

36% of cancer patients ages 65 and older participate in clinical trials

36% of cancer patients ages 65 and older participate in clinical trials

Lorus Therapeutics allowed Canadian patent to protect anticancer drugs

Lorus Therapeutics allowed Canadian patent to protect anticancer drugs

Cranberry juice may help prevent gum disease

Cranberry juice may help prevent gum disease

Impaired cognitive and motor function following stem cell transplantation for severe blood disorders can improve

Impaired cognitive and motor function following stem cell transplantation for severe blood disorders can improve