Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Relapsed or Refractory Adult ALL (10-6-2008)

Overview Patients with progressive or relapsed adult ALL remain curable despite failing initial treatment. Patients failing treatment can be divided into two broad categories. Patients who fail to achieve an initial complete disappearance or remission... Continue Reading

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Post-Remission Treatment (10-1-2008)

Overview If a complete remission is achieved following remission induction therapy and no further treatment given, over 90% of patients will have a recurrence of leukemia in weeks to months. However, treatment with standard intensive post-remission therapy... Continue Reading

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Remission Induction (10-1-2008)

Overview Researchers have learned that the best way to cure patients with adult ALL is to administer large doses of several chemotherapeutic drugs over a short period of time. The concept is to kill leukemia cells quickly before resistance to the drugs... Continue Reading

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (10-1-2008)

Overview Adult ALL is a malignant disease or cancer of the blood characterized by the rapid uncontrolled growth of abnormal, immature white blood cells known as lymphoblasts. There are approximately 5,000 new cases of Adult ALL each year in the US with... Continue Reading