Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in patients over 59 years of age. Experience in a single center over a 10-year period.

@article{SpaethSchwalbe1994AcuteLL,
  title={Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in patients over 59 years of age. Experience in a single center over a 10-year period.},
  author={Ernst Spaeth-Schwalbe and Gary Heil and Hermann Heimpel},
  journal={Annals of hematology},
  year={1994},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={291-6}
}
We report data of 29 consecutive patients aged 60 years or older with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated at a single center between 1983 and 1992. Immunophenotyping was performed in 26 patients. According to the immunological classification used at the time of diagnosis, 14 had common-ALL, two had T-ALL, six had null-ALL, three had myeloid antigen-positive ALL with both lymphoid and myeloid markers, and one had B-ALL. One patient died before therapy could be instituted… CONTINUE READING