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Treatment of philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Fielding, AK; Zakout, GA; (2013) Treatment of philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports , 8 (2) pp. 98-108. 10.1007/s11899-013-0155-4.

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Abstract

Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL) is characterized by expression of oncogenic fusion product BCR-ABL1, resulting from reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22 [t(9;22)(q34;q11.2)]. Previously perceived to confer poor outcome with at least 10 % lower chance of remission than standard-risk ALL. With the advent of targeted BCR-ABL specific tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs), higher remission rates were achieved, thus allowing more patients to proceed with the definitive treatment modality - allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT). Prime challenges to treatment of Ph+ ALL include appropriate integration of TKIs into remission induction chemotherapeutic regimes, appropriate understanding and implementation of BCR-ABL monitoring for guiding therapeutic intervention(s), and minimizing transplant-related toxicities. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Type: Article
Title: Treatment of philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia
DOI: 10.1007/s11899-013-0155-4
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute > Research Department of Haematology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1397535
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