Contemporary Hematology

Adult Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Biology and Treatment

Editors: Advani, Anjali S., Lazarus, Hillard M. (Eds.)

  • Focused on acute lymphocytic leukemia in adults
  • Explores current controversies in treatment
  • Discusses the indications for allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
  • Examines the factors influencing treatment decisions
  • Provides expert insight on discoveries in new molecular strategies and treatment
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The current explosion of new areas of controversy in the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia in adults and young adults makes this comprehensive book a much needed reference for hematologists and oncologists. This book assembles leading authorities from around the globe to cover the full spectrum of ALL subtypes and their treatments. Specific topics of discussion include indications for allogeneic bone marrow transplant in first complete remission, the role of minimal residual disease in making treatment decisions, the treatment of young adults, and the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome positive ALL with the advent of the tyrosine kinase inhibitors. This is the first book to focus exclusively on the adult ALL patient. It provides a complete overview of diagnosis, molecular pathogenesis, evaluation, and treatment for this important patient population.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The focus of this book is on acute lymphocytic leukemia in adults, with frequent allusions to the childhood form of disease. … the only recent text solely focused on acute lymphocytic leukemia as it relates to subtypes of disease in each of the adult age groups. It is up to date and well referenced, and it integrates basic, translational, and clinical science. As such it serves as a unique resource for scientists and clinicians in the field of acute lymphocytic leukemia.” (Paulette Mehta, Journal of the American Medical Association, June, 2011)

“Twenty-three chapters cover a range of clinically biased topics, from diagnosis and epidemiology to assessment of response to therapy, salvage protocols and the late effects of successful therapy. The text is broken up by tables, graphs and occasional colour illustrations, while extensive lists of references supplement each chapter. … A section on the biology of ALL helps to explain the diversity and underlying genetic instability of the disease. … this collection of reviews will prove to be a very useful supplementary reference text.” (Maria H. Gilleece, Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists, April, 2012)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • A Perspective on the Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Adults

    Schiffer, Charles A.

    Pages 1-7

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia – Clinical Features and Making the Diagnosis

    Frankfurt, Olga (et al.)

    Pages 9-24

  • The Biology of Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Radich, Jerald P. (et al.)

    Pages 25-44

  • Minimal Residual Disease in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Zweidler-McKay, Patrick A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • Cytogenetics

    Moorman, Anthony V. (et al.)

    Pages 61-75

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-60761-707-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60761-706-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adult Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Book Subtitle
Biology and Treatment
Editors
  • Anjali S. Advani
  • Hillard M. Lazarus
Series Title
Contemporary Hematology
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-707-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-707-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-706-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 388
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