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21st Century Pediatric Cancer Sourcebook: Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) - Clinical Treatment Data with Practical Information for Patients, Families, Physicians


Authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a form of pediatric cancer. Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, this comprehensive compilation gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the information they need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Conveniently organized contents include: Incidence and Epidemiology * Risk Factors for Developing ALL * Overall Outcome for ALL * Cellular Classification and Prognostic Variables * Clinical and Laboratory Features at Diagnosis * Leukemic Cell Characteristics * Early Response to Treatment * Prognostic Groups * Prognostic groups under clinical evaluation * Treatment Option Overview * Treatment of Newly Diagnosed ALL Induction Chemotherapy * Central Nervous System (CNS) Therapy * CNS therapy for standard-risk patients * CNS therapy for high-risk patients * Toxicity of CNS-directed therapy * Presymptomatic CNS therapy options under clinical evaluation * Current Clinical Trials * Postinduction Treatment of ALL Consolidation/Intensification Therapy * Standard-risk ALL * High-risk ALL * Very high-risk ALL * Maintenance Therapy * Treatment options under clinical evaluation * Postinduction Treatment for ALL Subgroups T-cell ALL * Infants With ALL * Adolescent Patients with ALL * Philadelphia Chromosome–Positive ALL * Treatment options * Treatment of Recurrent ALL Prognostic Factors in Recurrent ALL * Treatment of bone marrow relapse * Treatment of extramedullary relapse * Glossary * Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer * Pediatric Supportive Care.

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Date release: February 26, 2011

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