leukaemia


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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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The analysis was based on the prevalence of different types of leukaemia. Gender distribution and age of the patients were studied as well.
Scientists from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and the Breakthrough Breast Cancer have developed a drug that kills leukaemia cells.
Ben Charlton, from Rowlands Gill in Gateshead, is starring as one of the faces of a Marks & Spencer campaign running throughout June to raise money for blood cancer charity, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
They found that children were 2.6 times more likely to become ill with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood leukaemia, if their mothers had been treated with ovary-stimulating drugs.
They had a 2.3-fold increased risk of suffering the rarer form of the disease, acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).
In cats it can happen spontaneously but it can also result from a viral infection called feline leukaemia virus.
Dr Saman Hewamana, a Leukaemia Research clinical training fellow, has also been able to show that an experimental drug can block NF-k Baction, which results in the death of leukaemia cells.
THE Leukaemia Research Fund has questioned the link between melatonin and leukaemia, and the effect a night light has on melatonin production.
Risk of acute childhood leukaemia in Sweden after the Chernobyl reactor accident.
The Specialist Protein Company, employing over 400 people at its offices in Edgbaston, will be supporting Cure Leukaemia with a host of exciting fundraising activities throughout the year.
A VILLA fan who completed a 300-mile challenge after being inspired by Stiliyan Petrov's fight against leukaemia is to lace up his trainers for the Bupa Great Birmingham Run.