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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.
New system accelerates discovery of chemical compounds that inhibit enzyme implicated in cancers

New system accelerates discovery of chemical compounds that inhibit enzyme implicated in cancers

Research shows new way to target drug delivery for brain tumors

Research shows new way to target drug delivery for brain tumors

Scientists identify 'Achilles heel' of anaplastic large-cell lymphomas

Scientists identify 'Achilles heel' of anaplastic large-cell lymphomas

FDA accepts Bristol-Myers Squibb’s application for Sprycel for treating pediatric leukemia

FDA accepts Bristol-Myers Squibb’s application for Sprycel for treating pediatric leukemia

Californians living longer with cancer — some longer than others

Californians living longer with cancer — some longer than others

Researchers develop new approach to treating cancer using enzyme therapy

Researchers develop new approach to treating cancer using enzyme therapy

Researchers develop 3D map of the human genome

Researchers develop 3D map of the human genome

Engineering immune cells to develop promising cancer treatment

Engineering immune cells to develop promising cancer treatment

Researchers launch clinical trial to assess new drug combination against metastatic breast cancers

Researchers launch clinical trial to assess new drug combination against metastatic breast cancers

New personalized cellular therapy approved for use in the European Union

New personalized cellular therapy approved for use in the European Union

HU researchers develop new biological drug that may cure acute myeloid leukemia

HU researchers develop new biological drug that may cure acute myeloid leukemia

Researchers work to create humanized mouse model to test immunotherapies

Researchers work to create humanized mouse model to test immunotherapies

Scientists work towards solving mystery of incurable blood diseases

Scientists work towards solving mystery of incurable blood diseases

Researchers find STAT3 as therapeutic target for chronic active EBV infection

Researchers find STAT3 as therapeutic target for chronic active EBV infection

Aravive Biologics gains Fast Track Designation for AVB-S6-500 from U.S. FDA

Aravive Biologics gains Fast Track Designation for AVB-S6-500 from U.S. FDA

NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center expands Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center expands Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Study reveals how socioeconomic status affects racial, ethnic disparities in childhood cancer survival

Study reveals how socioeconomic status affects racial, ethnic disparities in childhood cancer survival

Scientists introduce microfluidics-based chip for manipulation and analysis of single cells

Scientists introduce microfluidics-based chip for manipulation and analysis of single cells

Study compares survival outcomes in rural and urban cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials

Study compares survival outcomes in rural and urban cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials

Study provides new insight into how 'trash bag of the cell' traps and seals off waste

Study provides new insight into how 'trash bag of the cell' traps and seals off waste