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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.
Five-year survival of children with acute lymphatic leukemia continues to increase

Five-year survival of children with acute lymphatic leukemia continues to increase

Breast cancer and MEN1: exploring the connection

Breast cancer and MEN1: exploring the connection

What effect does honey have on human health?

What effect does honey have on human health?

Elevated BMI associated with inferior outcomes to treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Elevated BMI associated with inferior outcomes to treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Study provides unprecedented insights into the complexity of large-scale neural networks

Study provides unprecedented insights into the complexity of large-scale neural networks

REDH database provides insights into RNA editing in hematopoietic cells

REDH database provides insights into RNA editing in hematopoietic cells

Case report and review of a novel chromosomal abnormality in AML patient

Case report and review of a novel chromosomal abnormality in AML patient

Study offers new insights into why some CAR T-cells persist in children with leukemia

Study offers new insights into why some CAR T-cells persist in children with leukemia

Using a vaccine to boost the response of engineered T cells

Using a vaccine to boost the response of engineered T cells

Need to get Plan B or an HIV test online? Facebook may know about it

Need to get Plan B or an HIV test online? Facebook may know about it

Duke researchers expand functionality of CRISPR gene editing

Duke researchers expand functionality of CRISPR gene editing

Study shows promising prospects for automating 3D-DSRT in drug testing

Study shows promising prospects for automating 3D-DSRT in drug testing

Experimental antibody treatment shows promise for preventing bone marrow transplant complication

Experimental antibody treatment shows promise for preventing bone marrow transplant complication

Newly identified enzyme could be a useful tool for creating anticancer drugs

Newly identified enzyme could be a useful tool for creating anticancer drugs

Unlocking HIV cure: Study highlights allogeneic immunity as key mechanism in eradicating latent virus reservoirs

Unlocking HIV cure: Study highlights allogeneic immunity as key mechanism in eradicating latent virus reservoirs

Molecular cargo released by cancer cells lays the groundwork for leukemia spread

Molecular cargo released by cancer cells lays the groundwork for leukemia spread

Could mutated blood cells hold the key to lower Alzheimer's risk?

Could mutated blood cells hold the key to lower Alzheimer's risk?

Indoor concentrations of benzene from flames of gas stoves can be worse than secondhand smoke

Indoor concentrations of benzene from flames of gas stoves can be worse than secondhand smoke

Early-career scientists chosen for 2023 class of the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research

Early-career scientists chosen for 2023 class of the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research

Study raises new hopes for blood cancer patients with an incomplete response to CAR T cell therapy

Study raises new hopes for blood cancer patients with an incomplete response to CAR T cell therapy