Leukemias and Lymphomas Associated with the Use of Cytotoxic and Immunosuppressive Drugs

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research / Fortschritte der Krebsforschung / Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 69)


The hematologist is intimately connected with the care of patients undergoing treatment with immunosuppressive or cancer chemotherapeutic agents, many of which have profound effects upon the bone marrow, lymphoid tissues, and the circulating blood. Most changes, such as leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, or anemia are usually reversible when treatment is stopped. However, sometimes progressive myeloproliferative or lymphoproliferative disorders may occur. In this report we shall be concerned mainly with the development of lymphomas in organ transplant recipients and leukemias in patients treated with cancer chemotherapy.


Multiple Myeloma Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Acute Leukemia Organ Transplant Recipient Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Penn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Colorado Medical CenterDenverUSA

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