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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.
Indiana researchers identify new target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy

Indiana researchers identify new target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy

More selective elimination of leukemic and hematopoietic stem cells

More selective elimination of leukemic and hematopoietic stem cells

Innovative device could help treat babies with blood disorders

Innovative device could help treat babies with blood disorders

Cancer patients with COVID-19 more likely to die from the disease

Cancer patients with COVID-19 more likely to die from the disease

Antioxidant-rich foods can lower risk of infection in children with leukemia

Antioxidant-rich foods can lower risk of infection in children with leukemia

Drug combo for untreated CLL approved by FDA based on E1912 trial

Drug combo for untreated CLL approved by FDA based on E1912 trial

Kurome secures license to develop novel therapies for chemo-resistant cancer

Kurome secures license to develop novel therapies for chemo-resistant cancer

Researchers report promising new therapy for recurrent pediatric brain cancers

Researchers report promising new therapy for recurrent pediatric brain cancers

Researchers discover physiological mechanisms underlying pediatric B-ALL

Researchers discover physiological mechanisms underlying pediatric B-ALL

Study shows why MDS cells have a competitive advantage that supports disease progression

Study shows why MDS cells have a competitive advantage that supports disease progression

Using genome-wide CRISPR technology to identify leukemia's weakness

Using genome-wide CRISPR technology to identify leukemia's weakness

Greater occurrence of infections correlates with future cancer diagnosis

Greater occurrence of infections correlates with future cancer diagnosis

Health agencies urge continuation of life-saving measles vaccinations

Health agencies urge continuation of life-saving measles vaccinations

New prognostic tool could help improve clinical decision making for leukemia patients

New prognostic tool could help improve clinical decision making for leukemia patients

Cancer-causing mutation also promotes inflammation

Cancer-causing mutation also promotes inflammation

New prognostic tool helps leukemia patients plan for cancer treatment

New prognostic tool helps leukemia patients plan for cancer treatment

Active support for stem cell research is key to alleviate incurable chronic diseases

Active support for stem cell research is key to alleviate incurable chronic diseases

OGT delivers translocation and partial tandem duplication detection with updates to SureSeq NGS portfolio

OGT delivers translocation and partial tandem duplication detection with updates to SureSeq NGS portfolio

New collaboration may lead to future clinical trials to test treatment for leukemia

New collaboration may lead to future clinical trials to test treatment for leukemia

Her genetic test revealed a microscopic problem — and a jumbo price tag

Her genetic test revealed a microscopic problem — and a jumbo price tag