Etiology of Acute Leukemias in Children

  • Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Aurora Medina-Sanson
    Pages 1-48
  3. Juan Carlos Núñez-Enríquez, Janet Flores-Lujano, Vilma Carolina Bekker-Méndez, David Aldebarán Duarte-Rodríguez, Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré
    Pages 49-74
  4. José Arellano-Galindo, Luz María Rocha-Ramírez, Sergio Zavala-Vega, Elva Jiménez-Hernández, Juan Xicotencatl-Cortés, Sara Ochoa-Pérez et al.
    Pages 75-88
  5. Ana C. Xavier, Yubin Ge, Jeffrey W. Taub
    Pages 89-108
  6. Johann K. Hitzler
    Pages 109-131
  7. Esmé Waanders, Marjolijn C. J. Jongmans, Charles G. Mullighan
    Pages 157-206
  8. Maria Luisa Pérez-Saldivar, A. Rangel-López, A. Fajardo-Gutiérrez, Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré
    Pages 207-290
  9. Armando Vilchis-Ordoñez, Elisa Dorantes-Acosta, Eduardo Vadillo, Briceida López-Martínez, Rosana Pelayo
    Pages 291-318
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 319-320

About this book


Childhood acute leukemias are one of the main causes of death in children aged 1 to 14 years in some countries; and unfortunately, we have been unable to prevent it. Certainly, a good parcel of it is due to the poor understanding about its etiology. This book aims to describe the most important theories and hypothesis regarding childhood acute leukemia. Written by the most outstanding researchers in the field, this book intends to contribute to a greater understanding of the etiology of this disease. It goes beyond the simple and common analysis of risk factors, which hardly allows us to draw definite conclusions. By addressing the etiology of the disease, discussing from molecular biology until epidemiology and clinical manifestations, this book will guide present and future approaches, contributing for a better clinical management of leukemia in children. The knowledge regarding etiology is a crucial step for a better evaluation, prevention and treatment of a disease. Thus, this book finally intends to provide such knowledge, allowing physicians and practitioners to a better manage of childhood acute leukemias.


Hemato-oncology Leukemia Pediatrics Child Cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré
    • 1
  1. 1.Coordinación de Investigación en SaludInstituto Mexicano del Seguro SocialCityMexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05797-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05798-9
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