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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.
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

Small molecule drug may help overcome ibrutinib resistance in mantle cell lymphona

Small molecule drug may help overcome ibrutinib resistance in mantle cell lymphona

Scientific research articles show that imipridones target mitochondrial function in cancer cells

Scientific research articles show that imipridones target mitochondrial function in cancer cells

Aptamer Therapeutics collaborates with Cancer Research UK for drug development program

Aptamer Therapeutics collaborates with Cancer Research UK for drug development program

Mount Sinai study provides fresh insights into cellular pathways that cause cancer

Mount Sinai study provides fresh insights into cellular pathways that cause cancer

TET proteins help regulate gene activity vital for normal antibody production

TET proteins help regulate gene activity vital for normal antibody production

New findings about aggressive blood cancer may help develop drugs with less harmful side effects

New findings about aggressive blood cancer may help develop drugs with less harmful side effects

First extensive analysis of proteins in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

First extensive analysis of proteins in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Researchers define role of rare, influential cells in the bone marrow

Researchers define role of rare, influential cells in the bone marrow

Advance in breakthrough cancer treatment eliminates serious side effects

Advance in breakthrough cancer treatment eliminates serious side effects

Overlooked part of cell’s internal machinery may hold key to treating acute myeloid leukemia

Overlooked part of cell’s internal machinery may hold key to treating acute myeloid leukemia

New gene therapy cures babies with fatal 'Bubble Boy' disease

New gene therapy cures babies with fatal 'Bubble Boy' disease

Online atlas created to identify, classify protein signatures present at AML diagnosis

Online atlas created to identify, classify protein signatures present at AML diagnosis

Research sheds light on how leukemia cells become resistant to drugs

Research sheds light on how leukemia cells become resistant to drugs

Cancer cells grown in tumor-mimicking environment can help predict the effect of experimental drugs

Cancer cells grown in tumor-mimicking environment can help predict the effect of experimental drugs

Researchers discover new broad-spectrum antibiotic that contains arsenic

Researchers discover new broad-spectrum antibiotic that contains arsenic

CRISPR-scanning could lead to more effective treatments for cancer

CRISPR-scanning could lead to more effective treatments for cancer

Unusually small antibodies could help CAR T-cell therapies to kill solid tumors

Unusually small antibodies could help CAR T-cell therapies to kill solid tumors

Researchers discover unique approach to treat some chronic inflammatory diseases

Researchers discover unique approach to treat some chronic inflammatory diseases