Clinical features and induction outcome of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a lower/middle income population: A multi-institutional report from Pakistan.

@article{Fadoo2015ClinicalFA,
  title={Clinical features and induction outcome of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a lower/middle income population: A multi-institutional report from Pakistan.},
  author={Zehra Fadoo and Imran Nisar and Fatimah Sireen Yousuf and Laila Saleem Lakhani and Shamvil Ashraf and Uzma Imam and Junaid Zaheer and Ahmed Ali Naqvi and Asim F Belgaumi},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2015},
  volume={62 10},
  pages={
          1700-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer of childhood. Some evidence suggests differences in clinical and cytogenetic characteristics of ALL based on geographic and ethnic variations. However, data on ALL characteristics and early outcome of therapy from low/middle-income countries such as Pakistan are scanty. PROCEDURE A prospective, multi-institutional cohort study in Karachi enrolled 646 newly diagnosed children with ALL over 3 years. Standard forms were used… CONTINUE READING
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