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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.
Study provides new insight into cells that rejuvenate the brain

Study provides new insight into cells that rejuvenate the brain

SLU scientist discovers cause and potential solution for cancer-related bone pain

SLU scientist discovers cause and potential solution for cancer-related bone pain

UIC to open new center dedicated for stem cell and regenerative medicine

UIC to open new center dedicated for stem cell and regenerative medicine

Study suggests promising therapeutic strategy for childhood brain tumor

Study suggests promising therapeutic strategy for childhood brain tumor

New findings highlight possibility of developing specific cancer drugs with fewer side effects

New findings highlight possibility of developing specific cancer drugs with fewer side effects

Cannabinoids used in combination with chemotherapy found to be effective in killing leukemia cells

Cannabinoids used in combination with chemotherapy found to be effective in killing leukemia cells

Study finds steady decline in severe health problems for childhood cancer survivors

Study finds steady decline in severe health problems for childhood cancer survivors

Tumorigenesis may be induced from neighboring tissues, study suggests

Tumorigenesis may be induced from neighboring tissues, study suggests

Americord introduces Digital Birth Plan to help expectant parents make informed choices

Americord introduces Digital Birth Plan to help expectant parents make informed choices

Researchers uncover new way to enhance function of immune cells to combat multiple myeloma

Researchers uncover new way to enhance function of immune cells to combat multiple myeloma

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Investigational compound inhibits cancer-specific mutations in mice

Investigational compound inhibits cancer-specific mutations in mice

Study shows how different genetic mutations cause acute myeloid leukemia

Study shows how different genetic mutations cause acute myeloid leukemia

Seattle Children’s opens first clinical trial to study IBD and GVHD in pediatric patients

Seattle Children’s opens first clinical trial to study IBD and GVHD in pediatric patients

Researchers show how DPF2 protein controls blood cell production in leukemia

Researchers show how DPF2 protein controls blood cell production in leukemia

Cancer drug may help treat food allergies

Cancer drug may help treat food allergies

New findings shed light on factors that impact hospice referrals for patients with blood cancers

New findings shed light on factors that impact hospice referrals for patients with blood cancers

Researchers discover innovative way to produce hematopoietic stem cells

Researchers discover innovative way to produce hematopoietic stem cells

Researchers identify new drug target for two common types of myeloid leukemia

Researchers identify new drug target for two common types of myeloid leukemia

Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues

Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues