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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.
Experimental drug PKC412 may be the key to treating myeloproliferative disease

Experimental drug PKC412 may be the key to treating myeloproliferative disease

Scientists have corrected a flaw in cancer cells that lets them evade the normal cell-death process

Scientists have corrected a flaw in cancer cells that lets them evade the normal cell-death process

Data suggests potential role of Quadramet in conjunction with chemotherapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

Data suggests potential role of Quadramet in conjunction with chemotherapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

Newly completed Chromosome 5 sequence will be a powerful tool for scientists trying to understand human disease

Newly completed Chromosome 5 sequence will be a powerful tool for scientists trying to understand human disease

New biological principle and therapeutic goal for cancer treatment

New biological principle and therapeutic goal for cancer treatment

Health problems among timber workers exposed to industry chemical PCP are to be investigated

Health problems among timber workers exposed to industry chemical PCP are to be investigated

Americans happy to donate money but not blood and tissue

Americans happy to donate money but not blood and tissue

Childhood leukaemia significantly lower in Asia than in Western countries

Childhood leukaemia significantly lower in Asia than in Western countries

New treatment for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

New treatment for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Protein sources, such as beef and beans beneficial in lowering childhood leukemia risk

Protein sources, such as beef and beans beneficial in lowering childhood leukemia risk

Cancers, including colon, prostate, and leukemia, continue to grow unchecked

Cancers, including colon, prostate, and leukemia, continue to grow unchecked

Evidence of radiation risk in childhood leukaemia

Evidence of radiation risk in childhood leukaemia

Experts consider evidence of link between the rise in childhood leukaemia and increased light at night

Experts consider evidence of link between the rise in childhood leukaemia and increased light at night

Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine has saved the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars since its introduction

Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine has saved the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars since its introduction

Conference – Childhood leukaemia: incidence, causal mechanisms and prevention

Conference – Childhood leukaemia: incidence, causal mechanisms and prevention

Chemotherapy experts refute ASCO recommendations on use of drug sensitivity and resistance assays

Chemotherapy experts refute ASCO recommendations on use of drug sensitivity and resistance assays

First whole-genome survey of where three commonly used retroviruses into human DNA

First whole-genome survey of where three commonly used retroviruses into human DNA

Fruit and vegetables eaten before pregnancy lowers risk of leukemia

Fruit and vegetables eaten before pregnancy lowers risk of leukemia

Living near to a petrol station may increase the risk of acute childhood leukaemia by 400%

Living near to a petrol station may increase the risk of acute childhood leukaemia by 400%

Research will lead to better treatments for mastocytosis

Research will lead to better treatments for mastocytosis