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Acute Leukemias


Part of the Hematologic Malignancies book series (HEMATOLOGIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Elihu Estey
      Pages 1-20
    3. Barbara Deschler, Michael Lübbert
      Pages 47-56
    4. Syed Abutalib, Martin S. Tallman
      Pages 57-76
  3. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Daniel Wartenberg, Frank D. Groves, Aaron S. Adelman
      Pages 77-93
    3. Meir Wetzler, Kryzstof Mrózek
      Pages 95-108
    4. Maher Albitar, Francis J. Giles, Hagop Kantarjian
      Pages 119-130
    5. S. H. Faderl, H. M. Kantarjian
      Pages 131-135
    6. Richard A. Larson, Daohai Yu, Ben L. Sanford, Wendy Stock
      Pages 137-144
    7. S. Faderl, D. A. Thomas, Hagop M. Kantarjian
      Pages 161-166
    8. Nicola Gökbuget, Renate Arnold, Angelika Böhme, Rainer Fietkau, Matthias Freund, Arnold Ganser et al.
      Pages 167-176
    9. Olga Sala-Torra, Jerald P. Radich
      Pages 177-189
    10. Vincent Ribrag, Philippe Casassus, Pierre Fenaux
      Pages 191-202
    11. Nicola Gökbuget, Dieter Hoelzer
      Pages 203-214

About this book


Better therapy of acute leukemias depends ultimately on better understanding of the distinction between leukemic and normal progenitor cells. Thus, several chapters in this volume describe current knowledge of acute leukemia biology and discuss new classification systems that have arisen consequent to emerging insights into pathogenesis. Treatment has also improved for particular types of acute leukemia. Given our intention that the book be useful to clinicians, we pay particular attention to these advances, to management of acute leukemia in general, and to development of new therapies.


Molecular Pathogenesis Prognoses Standard and New Therapies cell classification clinical trial genetics leukemia lymphoma molecular biology pathogenesis stem cell stem cell transplantation transplantation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LeukemiaThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Acute Leukemias
  • Editors S.H. Faderl
    H.M. Kantarjian
  • Series Title Hematologic Malignancies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-72302-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-42080-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-72304-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 294
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
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