Medical research

New therapeutic approach against leukemia

Leukemia frequently originates from the so-called leukemic stem cell, which resides in a tumor promoting and protecting niche within the bone marrow. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Factors associated with suicide in leukemia identified

(HealthDay)—Male sex, older age at diagnosis, White race, and having acute myeloid leukemia are risk factors associated with suicide among patients with leukemia, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in Cancer Medicine.

Oncology & Cancer

Late morbidity, mortality down for survivors of childhood ALL

(HealthDay)—Contemporary survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have reduced late morbidity and mortality, according to a study published online July 24 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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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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