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  • J. Fleischer
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. The Blast Cell of Acute Leukemias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. O. Krieger, D. Lutz
      Pages 3-3
    3. M. Podolak-Dawidziak, D. Geddesa, D. Bowen
      Pages 5-9
    4. L. L. Yavorkovsky, L. Y. Ryauzova, D. Y. Solovey, L. I. Yavorkovsky
      Pages 11-13
    5. M. Trněný, K. Smetana
      Pages 15-17
    6. K. Smetana, I. Jirásková
      Pages 19-22
    7. J. Oertel, B. Oertel, S. Kleiner, D. Huhn
      Pages 41-45
    8. J. Hołowiecki, B. Stella-Hołowiecka, D. Lutz, S. Krzemień, V. Callea, M. Brugiatelli et al.
      Pages 47-52
    9. W. Wilmanns, H. Sauer, R. Pelka-Fleischer, V. Nüßler
      Pages 59-64
    10. P. W. Wijermans, G. J. Ossenkoppele, P. C. Huijgens, M. M. A. C. Langenhuijsen
      Pages 65-69
  3. Cytokines and Macrophages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. F. Herrmann, A. Lindemann, M. Lübbert, R. Mertelsmann
      Pages 89-93
    3. G. Specchia, E. Erroi, F. Colotta, L. Bersani, N. Pansini, A. Mantovani et al.
      Pages 95-100

About these proceedings


Current problems in research and treatment of leukemias as discussed at the symposium of the International Society of Haematology on leukemias in Dresden (Germany) are dealt with in detail in this volume. The characterization of leukemic cells and the evaluation of their function are themes, with the first hints emerging of the possibility of relating them to the intensity of treatment required. The cytokines, responsible for cooperation between cells, are also of great importance, and the beginnings of therapeutic applications can be discerned here. Not only are the cytokines themselves very interesting, but also the application of cells producing cytokines according to the range of macrophages found. The emphasis on cell-to-cell relationship is thus a main topic of the book. Of course, other treatment such as bone marrow transplantation and interferon therapy play an important part, too, and the latest results of chemotherapy are reported. A further essential area covered is the diagnosis and therapy of chronic leukemic diseases, the inclusion of which suitably rounds off the book. I am very grateful to the out­ standing specialists from both the West and the East who contributed to the symposium and this book: an important sign of collaboration and integration for the future.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Fleischer
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Innere Medizin, Abt. Hämatologie und OnkologieMed. Akademie “Carl Gustav Carus”DresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Leukemias
  • Editors J. Fleischer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-54782-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-77085-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-77083-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 334
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hematology
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