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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.
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

Small molecular changes can have dramatic impact on the CAR T cell function

Small molecular changes can have dramatic impact on the CAR T cell function

Researchers uncover a key genetic culprit in the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Researchers uncover a key genetic culprit in the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Study advances CAR T cell therapy targeted at cancer

Study advances CAR T cell therapy targeted at cancer

Study identifies molecular mechanism by which HSPCs recover after chemotherapy-induced injury

Study identifies molecular mechanism by which HSPCs recover after chemotherapy-induced injury

Engineered safety switch reduces CAR-T immunotherapy-related side effects

Engineered safety switch reduces CAR-T immunotherapy-related side effects

Cre-controlled CRISPR makes conditional gene inactivation more easier

Cre-controlled CRISPR makes conditional gene inactivation more easier

Research links blood-clotting protein with CNS B-cell lymphoma growth

Research links blood-clotting protein with CNS B-cell lymphoma growth

Hyperactive RANK protein could trigger autoimmune diseases

Hyperactive RANK protein could trigger autoimmune diseases

Yale scientists discover novel metabolic gatekeeper mechanism for leukemia

Yale scientists discover novel metabolic gatekeeper mechanism for leukemia

Two enzymes drive pre-cancer stem cells into malignancy

Two enzymes drive pre-cancer stem cells into malignancy

Drug-resistant, metastasis-causing cells produce exponentially growing tumors

Drug-resistant, metastasis-causing cells produce exponentially growing tumors

New CAR T therapy could be more effective and less toxic against neuroblastoma

New CAR T therapy could be more effective and less toxic against neuroblastoma

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

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