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Hematologic Malignancies

Acute Leukemias

Editors: Faderl, Stefan H., Kantarjian, Hagop M., Estey, Elihu (Eds.)

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  • Massive practical value as clinicians are brought up to date on most recent advances in acute leukemia treatment
  • Authors delineate the development of new therapies
  • Lays out the current state of knowledge on the subject
  • Examines new classification systems that have been coming on stream
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The new edition of this well-received book provides a timely update of current knowledge on the biology, disease classification, and treatment of the acute leukemias – acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Throughout, the focus is on the provision of state of the art information and guidance that will meet the needs of clinicians. Chapters have been extensively revised to take into account advances in understanding and management that have been achieved over the past few years. In addition, new chapters have been included on selection of AML patients for therapy, a broader discussion of stem cell transplantation in AML, the role of immunotherapy in ALL, the approach to newly diagnosed pediatric ALL, and the diagnosis and management of BCR-ABL-like ALL. New therapies, including investigational ones, are fully covered. As progress continues in the management of acute leukemias this book will be a valuable asset for clinicians at all levels of experience.


About the authors

Stefan H. Faderl, MD, graduated in 1990 from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. After fellowship training in Medical Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center,  Dr. Faderl joined the Leukemia Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he worked on acute and chronic leukemias and rose to the rank of full professor. During this time he was engaged in the development of several new agents for the treatment of leukemia. In 2013, Dr. Faderl took the position as Chief of Leukemia at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he successfully grew the clinical and clinical research programs. In 2017 he transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry where he continues developmental work towards new therapies for oncology patients. Dr. Faderl is the author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and editorials.

Hagop M. Kantarjian, MD, is a professor and chair of the Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Also, he is the Samsung Distinguished Leukemia Chair in Cancer Medicine and a Special Fellow on Healthcare Policies at the Rice University Baker Institute in Houston, TX and and advocates for healthcare issues pertinent to patients with cancer and leukemia.Dr Kantarjian’s research focuses on translational-clinical developmental therapeutics in leukemia. In the past 3 decades, he has made several contributions that improved the prognosis and survival in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (tyrosine kinase inhibitors, eg, imatinib, dasatinib, nilotinib, bosutinib, ponatinib which improved the 10-year survival from 20% to 90%), in acute lymphocytic leukemia (H-CVAD regimen and its derivatives; antibodies including blinatumomab and inotuzumab), the discovery of decitabine for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome, and of clofarabine for the treatment of leukemias, among others. His research and collaborations were the basis for the FDA approvals of several drugs in leukemia.

Elihu Estey, MD, has been involved in clinical research in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for almost 40 years, the first 30 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and the past 9 at the University of Washington Medical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle (UW/FHRCH). While at MD Anderson he was the first to report use of all-trans retinoic acid and arsenic trioxide without cytotoxic chemotherapy for treatment of newly diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia, which is now the standard worldwide. He also implemented a selection design for comparing new therapies in AML, which formed the basis for the “play-the-winner” designs used in trials in older patients. At UW/FHCRC he suggested the feasibility of early discharge from hospital after intensive induction therapy for AML. Dr. Estey coordinates UW/FHCRC non-transplant AML clinical research and has made major contributions to the development of the European LeukemiaNet AML guidelines and before that the International Working Group AML Guidelines.  He regularly publishes in Blood, JCO, and Leukemia and in 2016 wrote an NEJM editorial on therapeutic implications of AML molecular subtypes.

 

 


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook $74.99
$129.00 (listprice)
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-53633-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
$169.99 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
valid through September 30, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-53632-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acute Leukemias
Editors
  • Stefan H. Faderl
  • Hagop M. Kantarjian
  • Elihu Estey
Series Title
Hematologic Malignancies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53633-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53633-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53632-9
Series ISSN
2197-9766
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
VI, 289
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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