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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.
Gleevec or similar drugs might be useful in preventing adverse side effects of smallpox vaccine

Gleevec or similar drugs might be useful in preventing adverse side effects of smallpox vaccine

New research raises the possibility that the risk of developing arsenic-related disease is not the same for everybody

New research raises the possibility that the risk of developing arsenic-related disease is not the same for everybody

Double whammy of chemo plus surgery extends life for lung cancer patients

Double whammy of chemo plus surgery extends life for lung cancer patients

Researchers develop method that can help doctors choose the best combination of drugs for fighting cancer

Researchers develop method that can help doctors choose the best combination of drugs for fighting cancer

Many pitfalls of aging result from either older stem cells or stem cells responding to their older environment

Many pitfalls of aging result from either older stem cells or stem cells responding to their older environment

Stem cells grown in lab mirror normal developmental steps

Stem cells grown in lab mirror normal developmental steps

Stem cells to solve blood shortage problems

Stem cells to solve blood shortage problems

Transplantation of spermatogonial stem cells isolated from leukemic mice restores fertility without inducing leukemia

Transplantation of spermatogonial stem cells isolated from leukemic mice restores fertility without inducing leukemia

Columbia University launches multi-year campaign to support stem cell researc

Columbia University launches multi-year campaign to support stem cell researc

Experts call for more research into treatments for children's brain tumours

Experts call for more research into treatments for children's brain tumours

Lorus Therapeutics receives patent allowance to protect novel anticancer drug

Lorus Therapeutics receives patent allowance to protect novel anticancer drug

MicroRNAs play an important role in human cancer

MicroRNAs play an important role in human cancer

New study shows tiny RNAs intimately associated with cancer

New study shows tiny RNAs intimately associated with cancer

Researchers link aberrant 'microRNA' expression to human cancer

Researchers link aberrant 'microRNA' expression to human cancer

Gene therapy for arthritis is both feasible and safe

Gene therapy for arthritis is both feasible and safe

Link between childhood leukemia and power lines at the most, slight

Link between childhood leukemia and power lines at the most, slight

Childhood cancer and distance from high-voltage power lines

Childhood cancer and distance from high-voltage power lines

Childhood cancer in relation to distance from high voltage power lines - results may be entirely due to chance

Childhood cancer in relation to distance from high voltage power lines - results may be entirely due to chance

Genetics may play a role in the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

Genetics may play a role in the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

Children living close to high voltage overhead power lines at birth may be at an increased risk of leukaemia

Children living close to high voltage overhead power lines at birth may be at an increased risk of leukaemia