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Outcomes in older adults with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL): results from the international MRC UKALL XII/ECOG2993 trial.

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Although the incidence rate of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is slightly higher in older than in younger adults, response rates to induction chemotherapy and survival rates are poorer. The contribution of disease-related versus treatment-related factors remains unclear. We analysed 100 older patients (aged 55-65 years) treated on the UKALLXII/ECOG2993 trial compared with 1814 younger patients (aged 14-54 years). Baseline characteristics, induction chemotherapy course, infections, drug r...

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Journal:
British journal of haematology
Volume:
157
Issue:
4
Pages:
463-471
Publication date:
2012-05-01
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EISSN:
1365-2141
ISSN:
0007-1048
Source identifiers:
321058
Language:
English
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pubs:321058
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uuid:4192cec9-bc95-4fe6-9082-6caa1afc1ed2
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pubs:321058
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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