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By R. Hehlmann, H. Schetters, C. Leib-Mösch, V. Erfle (auth.), Priv.-Doz. Dr. Eckhard Thiel, Professor Dr. Stephan Thierfelder (eds.)

Much of the eye almost immediately paid to leukemia is the results of fresh growth in realizing and remedy. Chemotherapy of leukemia begun within the overdue Nineteen Forties, and blend treatment developed within the past due Nineteen Fifties. It used to be at the moment that the clonality of leukemia was once discovered, after the invention of chromosomal after which biochemical and immunological markers. And we have now the recent information on retroviral and mobile oncogenes and the experiences on human T -cell lymphoma/ leukemia viruses. Many extra steps ahead might be enumerated in a box that's so quickly making the hematological textbooks outmoded. during this quantity, 13 in-depth stories from huge multicenter trials within the Federal Republic of Germany summarize the present nation of prognosis and administration of leukemias. formative years ALL and AML grownup ALL and AUL have been investigated. whereas healing seems to be conceivable for increasingly more sufferers with acute leukemia, we nonetheless pursue the purpose of optimum palliation in power leukemias. The administration of sufferers with leukemia hence varies to a wide volume in aggressiveness of treatment. In a few events, rescue from an another way deadly ailment is supplied by means of bone marrow transplanta­ tion, that is mentioned in chapters.

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