• WordNet 3.6
    • n leukemia malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The rosy periwinkle plant, found in Madagascar, is used to cure leukemia.
    • n leukemia Same as leucemia.
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In literature:

Metal doesn't get leukemia from radioactive particles.
"The Gun" by Philip K. Dick

In news:

The Harris family, pictured along with Veena Jaipradeep, Principal Melinda Springman and Assistant Principal Nick Cassidy, were amazed and inspired by Jaipradeep's efforts to help Trenton Harris, who has suffered from leukemia.
Colonial Heights boy free of leukemia after transplant.
The Michael H Flanagan Foundation will celebrate 10 years of comforting leukemia patients and their families this month.
A federal judge in New York declined to jail a leukemia-stricken ex-convict who said he got himself arrested in order to get health care in prison, according to a report.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation Partner to Bring Awareness to Childhood Cancers.
Milford residents help crush children's leukemia.
Altered immune cells curb girl's leukemia.
The father of a four-year-old leukemia survivor will not sign off on a trip to Disney World as part of a Make-A-Wish "gift" since he feels that it would be an improper use of donations.
A gay American man in Berlin, Brown was on the brink of death from leukemia and HIV in 2006 when he was given a novel treatment that rebooted his immune system, simultaneously curing him of both diseases.
Thousands of children with leukemia count on a particular drug to survive.
Doctors at the University of Minnesota have found a new way to battle leukemia.
Passed away Sept 24, 2012, after fighting leukemia and lymphoma for 22 years.
Family 'makes the most' out of leukemia diagnosis .
Shane Rogers begins another round of treatment for leukemia this week.
A young cancer patient has turned his battle with leukemia into a heartfelt, inspirational video.

In science:

Bullinger et al. (2004) provide a dataset of microarrays of 119 leukemia patients.
Graph Kernels
The paper is devoted to the study of stability of equilibria of a delay differential equation that models leukemia.
New results concerning the stability of equilibria of a delay differential equation modeling leukemia
Schuz J, Ahlbom A (2008) Exposure to electromagnetic fields and the risk of childhood leukemia: a review.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Their findings suggest that NF-κB/Rel may be a potential target for molecular therapies of leukemia. demonstrate that ectopic expression of BCR/ABL interferes with the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) signaling pathway through the down-regulation of TNF receptors.
Multiple tests of association with biological annotation metadata
We illustrate the tests on three examples: two ecological data sets, namely Pielou’s Douglas-fir/ponderosa pine data (Pielou (1961)) and swamp tree data (Good and Whipple (1982)), and an epidemiological data set, namely leukemia data set (Diggle (2003)).
New Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables