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leukaemia

(esp US), leukemia
an acute or chronic disease characterized by a gross proliferation of leucocytes, which crowd into the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, etc., and suppress the blood-forming apparatus
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Scientists have identified certain genetic factors that can help in the development of new treatments for blood cancer and leukemia.
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By quelling a mutant enzyme that can induce bone marrow cells to proliferate wildly, four new drugs stop a deadly form of leukemia in mice.
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have initiated a clinical trial of MG98, a second-generation antisense inhibitor of DNA methyltransferase, in patients with advanced myelodysplasia (MDS) or relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
In the epidemiologic studies, there was sufficient evidence that formaldehyde causes nasopharyngeal cancer, "strong but not sufficient" evidence of leukemia, and limited evidence of sinonasal cancer.
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Hungerford, found an odd chromosome lurking in the cancer cells of people with chronic myelogenous leukemia.
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People with acute lymphocytic leukemia are more likely than healthy people to have the common version of a gene that plays a role in regulating folic acid metabolism in the body, a new study shows.

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