leukaemia leukaemia

Definition(s):

  • (n) malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer

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News

  • New anti-cancer compound shows promise for breast cancer

    ( Walter and Eliza Hall Institute ) Melbourne researchers have discovered that anti-cancer compounds currently in clinical trials for some types of leukaemia could offer hope for treating the most common type of breast cancer.The researchers, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, found that the compounds, called BH3-mimetics, were effective in treating aggressive oestrogen receptor-positive ...
    on July 8, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  • "My walk in 2010 will be extra special for me," Botham said on Tuesday. "I never forget why I put myself through the pain and blisters. I won't stop until we beat childhood leukaemia. We're up to about 90 percent survival now and that's...
    on Nov 10, 2009 By: Ian Botham Source: AFP

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