Oncology & Cancer

A breakthrough with a new cancer vaccine

Scientists are ready to trial a new cancer vaccine in humans following the successful outcome of their preclinical studies.

Oncology & Cancer

World-first blood cancer drug trial reveals life-changing results

Researchers from the University of Leicester and Leicester's Hospitals have announced a breakthrough advance in the results of the world-first clinical trial with actual patients of a new drug to treat particular blood cancers.

Oncology & Cancer

Roots of leukemia reveal possibility of predicting people at risk

Scientists have discovered that it is possible to identify people at high risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) years before diagnosis. The researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute, European Bioinformatics Institute ...

Oncology & Cancer

Potential leukaemia drug could be a good BET

(Medical Xpress) -- A team led by Cancer Research UK scientists in Cambridge have made a significant discovery in the lab that could lead to a new treatment for leukaemia.

Oncology & Cancer

New hope of a treatment for aggressive T-PLL leukaemia

Until now, there has been no adequate treatment available for the rare and highly aggressive malignant blood disease T-PLL leukaemia. By screening blood samples from patients with haematological diseases, a team of doctors ...

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Leukemia

Leukemia (British English: leukaemia) (Greek leukos λευκός, "white"; aima αίμα, "blood") is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). Leukemia is a broad term covering a spectrum of diseases. In turn, it is part of the even broader group of diseases called haematological neoplasms.

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