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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.
CPRIT awards nearly $20 million to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

CPRIT awards nearly $20 million to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Vapers develop cancer-related gene deregulation as cigarette smokers

Vapers develop cancer-related gene deregulation as cigarette smokers

Discovery of weakness in a rare cancer could be exploited with drugs

Discovery of weakness in a rare cancer could be exploited with drugs

Moffitt researchers shed light on how CAR T cells function mechanistically

Moffitt researchers shed light on how CAR T cells function mechanistically

Bio-Rad launches new digital PCR system and kit for monitoring treatment response in CML patients

Bio-Rad launches new digital PCR system and kit for monitoring treatment response in CML patients

Genetic variations in a fourth gene associated with higher ALL risk in Hispanic children

Genetic variations in a fourth gene associated with higher ALL risk in Hispanic children

Study discovers new therapy for aggressive blood cancer

Study discovers new therapy for aggressive blood cancer

New bioengineered device enhances the production of T-cells

New bioengineered device enhances the production of T-cells

Antibody-based treatment could improve cure rate for blood and immune disorders

Antibody-based treatment could improve cure rate for blood and immune disorders

Blood cells could hold the key to aging

Blood cells could hold the key to aging

EU-funded project investigates molecular mechanisms of aging in adult stem cells

EU-funded project investigates molecular mechanisms of aging in adult stem cells

Physicians more likely to prescribe drugs of manufacturers who paid them money

Physicians more likely to prescribe drugs of manufacturers who paid them money

Protein CDK6 appears to be key factor in influencing development of MPN

Protein CDK6 appears to be key factor in influencing development of MPN

Children born after fertility treatment do not have greater risk of developing cancer

Children born after fertility treatment do not have greater risk of developing cancer

Cancer among Israeli men on the decline says report

Cancer among Israeli men on the decline says report

Patients suffer when health care behemoths quarrel over contracts

Patients suffer when health care behemoths quarrel over contracts

Leukemia promotes premature aging in the bone marrow

Leukemia promotes premature aging in the bone marrow

RNA-induced gene fusion can occur in mammalian cells, reveals study

RNA-induced gene fusion can occur in mammalian cells, reveals study

New drug compounds show promise in treating acute myeloid leukemia

New drug compounds show promise in treating acute myeloid leukemia

New approach identifies epigenetic changes in leukemia cells for patients undergoing ibrutinib treatment

New approach identifies epigenetic changes in leukemia cells for patients undergoing ibrutinib treatment