The rare entity of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Chinese patients: is it the same disease as in Western patients?


Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is the commonest adult leukemia in Western countries, affecting mainly older patients above 60 years of age [1]. Curiously, CLL is relatively rare in Chinese and other oriental populations, accounting for less than 5% of adult leukemia [2]. Whether this marked difference is due to genetic predisposition or environmental… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/10428190802340218