Low ERG and BAALC expression identifies a new subgroup of adult acute T-lymphoblastic leukemia with a highly favorable outcome.


PURPOSE Expression of the genes ERG (v-ets erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene homolog) and BAALC (brain and acute leukemia, cytoplasmic) shows similarity during hematopoietic maturation and predicts outcome in acute myeloid leukemia. We hypothesized that like ERG, BAALC expression might be of prognostic significance in acute T-lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL… (More)