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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.
FLT-1 blockers, cutting the legs of leukaemia

FLT-1 blockers, cutting the legs of leukaemia

Gene doping is a real danger - but anti-doping science is making progress

Gene doping is a real danger - but anti-doping science is making progress

Gene fusion appears to cause prostate cancer

Gene fusion appears to cause prostate cancer

Menin is a key player in the development of some forms of acute leukemia

Menin is a key player in the development of some forms of acute leukemia

Herceptin therapy highly superior to standard breast cancer treatment

Herceptin therapy highly superior to standard breast cancer treatment

Steroids and the chicken pox are a bad combination for children

Steroids and the chicken pox are a bad combination for children

Discovery increases the yield of stem cells from umbilical cord blood

Discovery increases the yield of stem cells from umbilical cord blood

Cannabis smoke less likely to cause cancer than tobacco smoke

Cannabis smoke less likely to cause cancer than tobacco smoke

New tool that may prove to be invaluable for investigating the long-term mutagenic effects of chemotherapy and radiation

New tool that may prove to be invaluable for investigating the long-term mutagenic effects of chemotherapy and radiation

Researchers shed light on a key molecular switch in T helper cells

Researchers shed light on a key molecular switch in T helper cells

New treatment for the pediatric eye cancer retinoblastoma

New treatment for the pediatric eye cancer retinoblastoma

Cosmopolitan Lifestyle could allay cancer threat

Cosmopolitan Lifestyle could allay cancer threat

Your worse nightmare  - harmful fungi live in your pillow!

Your worse nightmare - harmful fungi live in your pillow!

Fungal contamination of bedding

Fungal contamination of bedding

Discovery could help make cellular immunotherapy safer

Discovery could help make cellular immunotherapy safer

First gene mutation associated with Tourette syndrome

First gene mutation associated with Tourette syndrome

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