Defining the course and prognosis of adults with acute lymphocytic leukemia in first salvage after induction failure or short first remission duration.

@article{Kantarjian2010DefiningTC,
  title={Defining the course and prognosis of adults with acute lymphocytic leukemia in first salvage after induction failure or short first remission duration.},
  author={Hagop M Kantarjian and Deborah A. Thomas and Farhad Ravandi and Stefan H Faderl and Elias J Jabbour and Guillermo Garcia-Manero and Sherry A. Pierce and Jianquin Shan and Jorge E. Cortes and Susan M O'Brien},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={116 24},
  pages={5568-74}
}
BACKGROUND Results from salvage therapy in adult patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) are wide-ranging and depend on several disease and patient characteristics. The objectives of this study were to define the prognosis for adult patients with ALL after first salvage through multivariate analyses of patient and disease characteristics. METHODS Adults with ALL who had primary resistance to frontline therapy or who had a disease recurrence after a first complete response (CR) duration… CONTINUE READING
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