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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.
Understanding maintenance of quiescent stem cells in chronic myelogenous leukemia

Understanding maintenance of quiescent stem cells in chronic myelogenous leukemia

City of Hope receives $7.5 million in grant awards to study cutaneous T cell lymphoma

City of Hope receives $7.5 million in grant awards to study cutaneous T cell lymphoma

Chemistry researchers patent new method for making anti-leukemia compounds

Chemistry researchers patent new method for making anti-leukemia compounds

New Australian drug trial achieves remarkable results in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

New Australian drug trial achieves remarkable results in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

Antibody-drug conjugate effectively targets surface protein in childhood neuroblastomas

Antibody-drug conjugate effectively targets surface protein in childhood neuroblastomas

Study reveals how a regulatory molecule ensures appropriate supply of blood cells

Study reveals how a regulatory molecule ensures appropriate supply of blood cells

Scientists find highly promising therapeutic target for leukemia

Scientists find highly promising therapeutic target for leukemia

Study unravels how cancer medication works in brains of Parkinson's patients

Study unravels how cancer medication works in brains of Parkinson's patients

Novel biosensor can isolate and target leukemic stem cells

Novel biosensor can isolate and target leukemic stem cells

A molecular epigenetic marker can predict survival of children with leukemia

A molecular epigenetic marker can predict survival of children with leukemia

Almost half of all childhood cancer cases go undiagnosed

Almost half of all childhood cancer cases go undiagnosed

New test could be a ‘game changer’ in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

New test could be a ‘game changer’ in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Killer T cells may explain inability of immune cells to destroy cancer tumors

Killer T cells may explain inability of immune cells to destroy cancer tumors

Study highlights debt and work-related impairments for young adult cancer survivors

Study highlights debt and work-related impairments for young adult cancer survivors

New research finds how cancer cells acquire resistance to molecular-targeted drugs

New research finds how cancer cells acquire resistance to molecular-targeted drugs

CPRIT awards nearly $20 million to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

CPRIT awards nearly $20 million to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Vapers develop cancer-related gene deregulation as cigarette smokers

Vapers develop cancer-related gene deregulation as cigarette smokers

Discovery of weakness in a rare cancer could be exploited with drugs

Discovery of weakness in a rare cancer could be exploited with drugs

Moffitt researchers shed light on how CAR T cells function mechanistically

Moffitt researchers shed light on how CAR T cells function mechanistically