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Intensive Protocol Improves Survival for Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Intensive Protocol Improves Survival for Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Event-free survival for adult patients with ALL has improved from 40% to 73% with the implementation of the NOPHO ALL 2008 protocol in July 2008.

High Remission Rates Achieved With SGN-CD33A Combination in Older Patients With AML

High Remission Rates Achieved With SGN-CD33A Combination in Older Patients With AML

Deep and durable remissions were produced by the combination of SGN-CD33A and hypomethylating agents among patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Blinatumomab Improves Overall Survival in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Overall survival for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) was nearly doubled to 7.8 months from 4.0 months by treating patients with blinatumomab compared with standard of care.

Higher Concentrations of Methotrexate for Pediatric Leukemia Affect Long-Term Cognitive Processes

Higher Concentrations of Methotrexate for Pediatric Leukemia Affect Long-Term Cognitive Processes

Pediatric patients with ALL treated with methotrexate can experience challenges with mental flexibility and organization compared with expectations from the general population.

Rituximab Maintenance Prolongs PFS in Patients With CLL

New research indicates that rituximab maintenance therapy can extend progression-free survival in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia achieving at least a partial response to induction therapy with rituximab and chemotherapy.

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