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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.
Heart failure drug could be effective in treating leukemia

Heart failure drug could be effective in treating leukemia

Disparities in race, ethnicity, and status affect progress in cancer survival rates in youth

Disparities in race, ethnicity, and status affect progress in cancer survival rates in youth

Researchers identify new sarcoma familial risk gene

Researchers identify new sarcoma familial risk gene

Study shows how SIRT1 plays key role in maintaining the regenerative potential of leukemic stem cells

Study shows how SIRT1 plays key role in maintaining the regenerative potential of leukemic stem cells

Georgetown University Medical Center announces launch of clinical trial for Lewy body dementia

Georgetown University Medical Center announces launch of clinical trial for Lewy body dementia

Blood stem cell breakthrough could spare some patients from side effects of cancer treatments

Blood stem cell breakthrough could spare some patients from side effects of cancer treatments

IU researchers, collaborators receive grant to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer

IU researchers, collaborators receive grant to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer

Combination treatment effective as front-line therapy for select chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients

Combination treatment effective as front-line therapy for select chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients

Study identifies patterns of chronic lymphocytic leukemia growth

Study identifies patterns of chronic lymphocytic leukemia growth

Genetically eliminating TOX factors improves eradication of solid tumors in CAR T model

Genetically eliminating TOX factors improves eradication of solid tumors in CAR T model

Researchers map bone-marrow microenvironment to shed new light on leukemia

Researchers map bone-marrow microenvironment to shed new light on leukemia

Scientists unravel how DNA organizes and preserves genetic information

Scientists unravel how DNA organizes and preserves genetic information

Zebrafish may help researchers to use blood stem cells instead of bone marrow transplants

Zebrafish may help researchers to use blood stem cells instead of bone marrow transplants

Understanding neurotoxic side effects of CAR T-cell therapy

Understanding neurotoxic side effects of CAR T-cell therapy

Neurological Side Effects of CAR T-Cell Therapy Revealed

Neurological Side Effects of CAR T-Cell Therapy Revealed

Researchers identify why lymphoma patients may become resistant to specific drug

Researchers identify why lymphoma patients may become resistant to specific drug

New book examines circuitous history behind the investigation of cancer as contagious illness

New book examines circuitous history behind the investigation of cancer as contagious illness

WVU researcher studies stubborn blood disease that strikes children

WVU researcher studies stubborn blood disease that strikes children

Six plants native to Southeast Asia show cancer-fighting properties

Six plants native to Southeast Asia show cancer-fighting properties

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers