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Promising new strategy for treating children with acute lymphocytic leukaemia

5th - 7th Dec 2015

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Published: 05.12.15
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Dr Elizabeth Raetz - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Dr Raetz talks to ecancertv about results from a Children's Oncology Group study that looked at using a real-time disease classification protocol based on clinical, biologic and early disease response measures for childhood B-lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

The study involved over 10,000 children of whom around 5,000 met National Cancer Institute criteria for standard risk ALL and 2,700 were deemed high risk at the end of induction therapy. A large subset of children was identified who had favourable cytogenetic profiles and rapid responses to treatment resulting in high overall survival at 5 years. This suggests that there could be some children who would not benefit from further chemotherapy intensification.

Read the news story and watch the press conference for more information.

ecancer's filming at ASH 2015 has been kindly supported by Amgen through the ECMS Foundation. ecancer is editorially independent and there is no influence over content.

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European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

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