Google co-founder Sergey Brin arrives for the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences awards on Dec. 12, 2013, in Moffett Field, Calif. The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences recognizes excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life.
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The nomination deadline for science's most lucrative prize -- the Breakthrough Prize -- is looming. Why has no Canadian ever received this prize, despite groundbreaking discoveries?
AML under the microscope.
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Improvements in survival rates for acute myeloid leukaemia have failed to keep pace with other leukaemias. That may be about to change.
Most common childhood cancers are leukemia and Hodgkin lymphoma.
Most children who have cancer live in the developing world where their survival rate is less than 25%. In Kenya awareness about childhood cancer is low and treatment isn't always readily available.
Our blood flows through our every organ and gives us life. So problems can have wide-ranging consequences.
An overview of the most common problems in our blood: bleeding disorders, clotting disorders and cancer.
Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia develops silently often with no symptoms, particularly in the early stages.
One of the confirmed causes of Chronic myeloid leukaemia is contact with an atomic weapon or nuclear radiation. Other risks factors of this type of cancer are still being established.
Age-standardised cancer death rates have been falling in Australia.
Currently, seven cancer types are listed in the top 20 causes of death in Australia. These are cancers of the lung, blood and lymph, bowel, prostate, breast, pancreas, skin and some childhood cancers.
Radiation exposure as a child can increase cancer risk later in life. But by how much?
Chernobyl is already responsible for up to 5,000 cases of cancer in Europe.
Dark past, but looking to the future.
Innovative new drugs to treat cancer frequently make the headlines, either due to great success or controversy, as pharmaceutical companies get lambasted for selling the drugs at too high a price for state…
Babies who develop leukaemia in their first few years of life seem to inherit a rare combination of genes from their parents…