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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.
Historic study involving Simmons Cancer Center shows effectiveness of CAR-T therapy

Historic study involving Simmons Cancer Center shows effectiveness of CAR-T therapy

Study identifies new potential target for treatment of blood disorders

Study identifies new potential target for treatment of blood disorders

As states target high drug prices, pharma targets state lawmakers

As states target high drug prices, pharma targets state lawmakers

FDA approves new radioactive drug for treatment of rare digestive tract cancers

FDA approves new radioactive drug for treatment of rare digestive tract cancers

New discovery sheds light on iron-restricted anemia that causes fatigue in millions

New discovery sheds light on iron-restricted anemia that causes fatigue in millions

Modular gene enhancers may be suitable target in treatment of blood cancer

Modular gene enhancers may be suitable target in treatment of blood cancer

New biomaterials-based system improves T-cell production

New biomaterials-based system improves T-cell production

FDA grants approval for first drug to treat inherited breast cancer

FDA grants approval for first drug to treat inherited breast cancer

U.S. FDA approves first drug for patients with germline BRCA-mutated metastatic breast cancer

U.S. FDA approves first drug for patients with germline BRCA-mutated metastatic breast cancer

Researchers create ‘protocells’ for delivering drugs to deepest tumor regions

Researchers create ‘protocells’ for delivering drugs to deepest tumor regions

New report shows little improvement in survival among young adults with cancer

New report shows little improvement in survival among young adults with cancer

Leukemia patients currently ineligible for targeted therapy may benefit from new drugs

Leukemia patients currently ineligible for targeted therapy may benefit from new drugs

EMQ attends Arab Health for the second year to showcase healthcare revolution in Birmingham

EMQ attends Arab Health for the second year to showcase healthcare revolution in Birmingham

Newly identified germline variations increase risk of relapse or second cancers in leukemia patients

Newly identified germline variations increase risk of relapse or second cancers in leukemia patients

Study reveals a loophole in treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Study reveals a loophole in treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Study highlights pernicious effect of obesity on blood-making stem cells

Study highlights pernicious effect of obesity on blood-making stem cells

Novartis announces FDA approval of its first and only CML therapy with TFR data in product label

Novartis announces FDA approval of its first and only CML therapy with TFR data in product label

Multifunctional protein also plays role in development of blood cells

Multifunctional protein also plays role in development of blood cells

Clinical benefit of new cancer therapies may justify the expensive price

Clinical benefit of new cancer therapies may justify the expensive price

Scientists develop test to predict treatment outcomes in patients with childhood leukemia

Scientists develop test to predict treatment outcomes in patients with childhood leukemia