Medical research

Controverse viewpoints: Controlled drug trials in children

In the Pro and Con debate in Lancet Haematology, Christoph Male from the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, argues for controlled drug trials in children. The example discussed ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer survival rates improve for young adults

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, published by Oxford University Press, finds improvements in five-year survival rates for all cancers in young adults. For some cancers, however, there has been ...

Oncology & Cancer

Low muscle mass, density linked to shorter survival in lymphoma

(HealthDay)—The combination of low muscle mass (LMM) and low muscle density (LMD) is associated with shorter survival in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), according to a study published online March 13 ...

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Leukemia (American English) or leukaemia (British English) (from the Greek leukos λεύκος - white, and haima αίμα - blood) is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells called "blasts". Leukemia is a broad term covering a spectrum of diseases. In turn, it is part of the even broader group of diseases affecting the blood, bone marrow, heart, and lymphoid system, which are all known as hematological neoplasms. Leukemia can also cause multiple organ failure.

In 2000, approximately 256,000 children and adults around the world developed some form of leukemia, and 209,000 died from it.[citation needed]

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