WHICH TREATMENT FOR CHILDHOOD ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKAEMIA IN SECOND REMISSION?

@article{Butturini1987WHICHTF,
  title={WHICH TREATMENT FOR CHILDHOOD ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKAEMIA IN SECOND REMISSION?},
  author={Anna Butturini and Gaston K. Rivera and Mortimer M. Bortin and Robert Peter Gale},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1987},
  volume={329},
  pages={429-432}
}
The best therapy for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) who have an initial bone marrow relapse and subsequently achieve second remission is controversial. Some findings suggest that bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is better than chemotherapy whereas others do not. An analysis of 871 children treated by BMT or chemotherapy showed that outcome was correlated with risk factors at diagnosis and with length of first remission. BMT seemed superior in patients who relapsed within 18… CONTINUE READING
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