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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.
Scientists show how skin T cells can damage other organs in stem cell transplant patients

Scientists show how skin T cells can damage other organs in stem cell transplant patients

Researchers unravel impacts of protein BRD4 on how DNA folds

Researchers unravel impacts of protein BRD4 on how DNA folds

Clinical efficacy of CAR-T cells depends on chemical modifications, says study

Clinical efficacy of CAR-T cells depends on chemical modifications, says study

Study sheds light on blood and immune systems development in prenatal bone marrow

Study sheds light on blood and immune systems development in prenatal bone marrow

Study pinpoints means to restore the efficacy of drugs for acute myeloid leukemia

Study pinpoints means to restore the efficacy of drugs for acute myeloid leukemia

Stem cell transplantation leaves no scars in the DNA of transplanted cells

Stem cell transplantation leaves no scars in the DNA of transplanted cells

Study reveals how two separate DNA changes may predict aggressive childhood leukemias

Study reveals how two separate DNA changes may predict aggressive childhood leukemias

Researchers develop heat-controllable CAR T cells to kill tumors and prevent relapse

Researchers develop heat-controllable CAR T cells to kill tumors and prevent relapse

Scientists develop a novel approach to analyze tumor evolution

Scientists develop a novel approach to analyze tumor evolution

Researchers develop method to preserve high-quality cultured stem cells for a long time

Researchers develop method to preserve high-quality cultured stem cells for a long time

New technique to hunt down mutations that cause cancer drug resistance

New technique to hunt down mutations that cause cancer drug resistance

Study unravels the biomechanical, biophysical response of cancer cells to drugs

Study unravels the biomechanical, biophysical response of cancer cells to drugs

Atomic force spectroscopy probes cellular biomechanics in response to drugs in hypoxia

Atomic force spectroscopy probes cellular biomechanics in response to drugs in hypoxia

New study shows why some children get secondary leukemia after neuroblastoma treatment

New study shows why some children get secondary leukemia after neuroblastoma treatment

Researchers discover a new, effective way to treat aggressive blood cancer in children

Researchers discover a new, effective way to treat aggressive blood cancer in children

Genetic and molecular mechanisms make chemotherapy drug work for some cancer patients

Genetic and molecular mechanisms make chemotherapy drug work for some cancer patients

Breast cancer survivors have higher risk of new cancer diagnosis compared to healthy individuals

Breast cancer survivors have higher risk of new cancer diagnosis compared to healthy individuals

Epigenetic changes drive the fate of a B cell

Epigenetic changes drive the fate of a B cell

Study reveals a compound found in avocados helps in the treatment of leukemia

Study reveals a compound found in avocados helps in the treatment of leukemia

New therapeutic target for patients with acute myeloid leukemia

New therapeutic target for patients with acute myeloid leukemia