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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.
Breakthrough research brings new procedure closer to helping patients with blood cancer

Breakthrough research brings new procedure closer to helping patients with blood cancer

CHLA receives more than $1 million from St. Baldrick's Foundation for cancer research

CHLA receives more than $1 million from St. Baldrick's Foundation for cancer research

Monoclonal antibody effectively blocks development of graft-versus-host disease, research shows

Monoclonal antibody effectively blocks development of graft-versus-host disease, research shows

Pilot study raises concerns about exposure of pregnant women to benzene in British Columbia

Pilot study raises concerns about exposure of pregnant women to benzene in British Columbia

Russian scientists uncover previously unknown effect of leukemia drug

Russian scientists uncover previously unknown effect of leukemia drug

Researchers use gold nanoshells to effectively release cancer drugs inside tumors

Researchers use gold nanoshells to effectively release cancer drugs inside tumors

Adipocytes may reduce effectiveness of chemotherapeutic drug

Adipocytes may reduce effectiveness of chemotherapeutic drug

Researchers find new way to restrict ability of cancer to use glucose for energy

Researchers find new way to restrict ability of cancer to use glucose for energy

Research provides path to possible treatment for Fragile X Syndrome and other types of autism

Research provides path to possible treatment for Fragile X Syndrome and other types of autism

Researchers identify important mechanism of epigenetic gene regulation

Researchers identify important mechanism of epigenetic gene regulation

Sleeper cells in cancerous tumors can be destroyed if they possess specific defects

Sleeper cells in cancerous tumors can be destroyed if they possess specific defects

VICC selected to administer FDA-approved CAR T therapy for treatment of lymphoma patients

VICC selected to administer FDA-approved CAR T therapy for treatment of lymphoma patients

Researchers develop new way to genetically engineer T cells for treating leukemia relapse

Researchers develop new way to genetically engineer T cells for treating leukemia relapse

Insights from NGLY1 deficiency could provide new approach to treat blood cancers

Insights from NGLY1 deficiency could provide new approach to treat blood cancers

New drug offers hope for treatment of aggressive T-PLL leukemia

New drug offers hope for treatment of aggressive T-PLL leukemia

Penn researchers provide new insights into how Notch drives growth of B-cell cancers

Penn researchers provide new insights into how Notch drives growth of B-cell cancers

Dana-Farber, Brigham and Women's Cancer Center certified to offer new CAR T-cell therapy

Dana-Farber, Brigham and Women's Cancer Center certified to offer new CAR T-cell therapy

Amid for-profit surge, rural hospice has offered free care for 40 years

Amid for-profit surge, rural hospice has offered free care for 40 years

New CAR-T cell therapy offers effective option for certain blood cancer patients

New CAR-T cell therapy offers effective option for certain blood cancer patients

TGen project to develop standard operating procedures for single-cell RNA sequencing

TGen project to develop standard operating procedures for single-cell RNA sequencing