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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.
Protein phosphatase inhibition could contribute to the treatment of cancer, other diseases

Protein phosphatase inhibition could contribute to the treatment of cancer, other diseases

Researchers create molecular ON-OFF switches to regulate CAR T cell activity

Researchers create molecular ON-OFF switches to regulate CAR T cell activity

Mice infused with CD5-deleted CAR T cells showed significant reduction in tumor size

Mice infused with CD5-deleted CAR T cells showed significant reduction in tumor size

Researchers target pathogenic T cells that could lead to new immunotherapy treatments

Researchers target pathogenic T cells that could lead to new immunotherapy treatments

CAR T-cell therapy reduced cancer cells in patients with advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma

CAR T-cell therapy reduced cancer cells in patients with advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Scientists reveal health benefits of clonal hematopoiesis in allogeneic transplants

Scientists reveal health benefits of clonal hematopoiesis in allogeneic transplants

CAR T cells display signs of efficacy against hard-to-treat pediatric cancer in phase 1 trial

CAR T cells display signs of efficacy against hard-to-treat pediatric cancer in phase 1 trial

Cell survival protein could protect the kidneys from 'bystander' damage during cancer therapy

Cell survival protein could protect the kidneys from 'bystander' damage during cancer therapy

New way to predict who will respond to cancer therapies that block Wnt production

New way to predict who will respond to cancer therapies that block Wnt production

Discovering a new step in immune cell generation

Discovering a new step in immune cell generation

Epigenetic clock predicts the future growth of cancer cells

Epigenetic clock predicts the future growth of cancer cells

Researchers identify evolutionarily conserved pathway responsible for "closing down" gene activity

Researchers identify evolutionarily conserved pathway responsible for "closing down" gene activity

Gut microbes mitigate radiation exposure, repair GI tract

Gut microbes mitigate radiation exposure, repair GI tract

Scientists discover link between two signaling pathways crucial to growth of colon cancer

Scientists discover link between two signaling pathways crucial to growth of colon cancer

Sodium bicarbonate can reprogram T cells in leukemia patients

Sodium bicarbonate can reprogram T cells in leukemia patients

Study shows how cancer remodels human chromosomes for its own purposes

Study shows how cancer remodels human chromosomes for its own purposes

Scientists identify mechanism involved in new precision cancer drug for blood cancers

Scientists identify mechanism involved in new precision cancer drug for blood cancers

Cell nucleus may enable the cells to evade crowded environments

Cell nucleus may enable the cells to evade crowded environments

Researchers discover how specific molecules promote cancer progression

Researchers discover how specific molecules promote cancer progression

Immunotherapy using CAR NKT cells shows promise for treating solid tumors

Immunotherapy using CAR NKT cells shows promise for treating solid tumors