Leukemia Latest Research

Researchers are conducting clinical trials in many parts of the country. Clinical trials test an intervention such as a drug, therapy, medical device, or behavior in many people to see if it is safe and effective. Clinical trials already have led to advances, and researchers continue to search for more effective ways to treat and diagnose leukemia.

Obesity and Cancer

Obesity and Cancer
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What is obesity?

How common is overweight or obesity?

What is known about the relationship between obesity and cancer?

How might obesity increase the risk of cancer?

How many cancer cases may be due to obesity?

Does avoiding weight gain or losing weight decrease the risk of cancer?

What is Leukemia

What Is Leukemia?

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. It is the most common type of blood cancer and affects 10 times as many adults as children. Most people diagnosed with leukemia are over 50 years old.
Leukemia Starts in Bone Marrow
Types of blood cells made by the bone marrow and a description of their functions.