Chapter 32. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Adults

  1. Mark A. Crowther MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor Division Director2,3,
  2. Jeff Ginsberg MD, FRCPC Professor4,
  3. Holger J. Schünemann MD, PhD, MSc, FACP, FCCP Professor5,6,
  4. Ralph M. Meyer MD, FRCPC Director Professor7,8 and
  5. Richard Lottenberg MD, FACP Professor9
  1. Stephen Couban MD, FRCPC and
  2. Andrea Kew MD, FRCPC

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300857.ch32

Evidence-Based Hematology

Evidence-Based Hematology

How to Cite

Couban, S. and Kew, A. (2009) Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Adults, in Evidence-Based Hematology (eds M. A. Crowther, J. Ginsberg, H. J. Schünemann, R. M. Meyer and R. Lottenberg), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300857.ch32

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Hematology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 4

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

  4. 5

    CLARITY Research Group, Department of Epidemiology, Italian National Cancer Institute Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

  5. 6

    McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

  6. 7

    National Cancer Institute of Canada, Clinical Trials Group, Edith Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  7. 8

    Departments of Oncology and Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  8. 9

    Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157476

Online ISBN: 9781444300857

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • malignant hematologic disorders;
  • acute lymphoblastic leukemia;
  • stem cell transplantation for adults with ALL;
  • tyrosine kinase inhibitors in adults with philadelphia chromosome positive ALL;
  • PUBMED using search terms “acute lymphoblastic leukemia”;
  • Children's Cancer Group and Cancer and Leukemia Group B report;
  • Dutch Childhood Oncology Group and adult Dutch-Belgian Hemato-Oncology Cooperative Study Group;
  • stem cell transplantation (SCT) in adult ALL;
  • graft versus-leukemia (GVL) effect

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Questions

  • Literature-search strategy and inclusions

  • What is the optimal induction therapy for adolescents with ALL?

  • What is the role of stem cell transplantation for adults with ALL?

  • What is the role of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in adults with philadelphia chromosome positive ALL?

  • References