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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.
New way to study proteins in live cells

New way to study proteins in live cells

Drug shortfall as more than 5,000 conditions need medication

Drug shortfall as more than 5,000 conditions need medication

Scientists fight leukaemia with 'natural killer' cells

Scientists fight leukaemia with 'natural killer' cells

Extensive study of natalizumab

Extensive study of natalizumab

5,000 rare diseases need drugs, but Europe only approves a handful each year

5,000 rare diseases need drugs, but Europe only approves a handful each year

Cannabis destroys cancer cells

Cannabis destroys cancer cells

Hepatic arterial infusion versus systemic therapy for hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer

Hepatic arterial infusion versus systemic therapy for hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer

Oddly shaped DNA can cause DNA breaks in mammalian cells

Oddly shaped DNA can cause DNA breaks in mammalian cells

Interleukin-15 encourages CD8+ T cells to proliferate and reduces their tolerance to tumor antigens

Interleukin-15 encourages CD8+ T cells to proliferate and reduces their tolerance to tumor antigens

Protein levels predict bone marrow transplant survival

Protein levels predict bone marrow transplant survival

Protein level predicts who will develop graft vs. host disease after marrow transplant

Protein level predicts who will develop graft vs. host disease after marrow transplant

Drop in total number of cancer deaths

Drop in total number of cancer deaths

Genzyme launches test to monitor Gleevec resistance

Genzyme launches test to monitor Gleevec resistance

FDA affirms safety of Aspartame

FDA affirms safety of Aspartame

Lower survival rates of blacks with lung cancer may be explained by access to care

Lower survival rates of blacks with lung cancer may be explained by access to care

Bones from blood: scientists aim to break new ground on fractures

Bones from blood: scientists aim to break new ground on fractures

Cranberry proanthocyanidins inhibit growth of tumor cells

Cranberry proanthocyanidins inhibit growth of tumor cells

Education campaign on umbilical cord and placental blood donation

Education campaign on umbilical cord and placental blood donation

Infections could contribute to adult brain tumours

Infections could contribute to adult brain tumours

Link found between household insecticides and childhood leukaemia

Link found between household insecticides and childhood leukaemia