Therapy of Childhood Acute Nonlymphocytic Leukemia: The Pediatric Oncology Group Experience (1977–1988)

  • C. P. Steuber
  • S. J. Culbert
  • Y. Ravindranath
  • J. Krischer
  • A. Ragab
  • C. Civin
  • S. Inoue
  • F. Ruymann
  • B. Leventhal
  • R. Wilkinson
  • T. J. Vietti
Part of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Hämatologie und Bluttransfusion book series (HAEMATOLOGY, volume 33)


In 1977, the members of the Pediatric Oncology Group (POG, formerly the Pediatric Division of the Southwest Oncology Group) initiated a series of protocols designed for the investigation and therapy of childhood acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL). In general, studies of childhood ANLL prior to the early 1970s were concerned primarily with induction response rates. Those studies usually employed single agents or drug combinations which had proven effective for the more frequently occurring acute lymphocytic leukemia of childhood.


Induction Therapy Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Cytosine Arabinoside Remission Induction Induction Regimen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. Steuber
    • 1
  • S. J. Culbert
    • 2
  • Y. Ravindranath
    • 3
  • J. Krischer
    • 4
  • A. Ragab
    • 5
  • C. Civin
    • 6
  • S. Inoue
    • 3
  • F. Ruymann
    • 7
  • B. Leventhal
    • 6
  • R. Wilkinson
    • 8
  • T. J. Vietti
    • 9
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterUniversity of TexasHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Children’s Hospital of MichiganDetroitUSA
  4. 4.Pediatric Oncology Group Statistical OfficeGainesvilleUSA
  5. 5.Emory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  6. 6.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  7. 7.Columbus Children’s HospitalColumbusUSA
  8. 8.Cancer Center of HawaiiUniversity of San DiegoHonoluluUSA
  9. 9.Washington University Medical CenterSt. LouisUSA

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