Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Common Name(s)

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute lymphoid leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), also known as acute lymphocytic leukemia, is a subtype of acute leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. Somatically acquired mutations in several genes have been identified in ALL lymphoblasts, cells in the early stages of differentiation. Germline variation in certain genes may also predispose to susceptibility to ALL ({18:Trevino et al., 2009}). Genetic Heterogeneity of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia A susceptibility locus for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL1) has been mapped to chromosome 10q21. See also ALL2 ({613067}), which has been mapped to chromosome 7p12.2; and ALL3 ({615545}), which is caused by mutation in the PAX5 gene ({167414}) on chromosome 9p.
 

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia" returned 2516 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Altered resting state functional connectivity in young survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
 

Author(s): Shelli R Kesler, Meike Gugel, Mika Pritchard-Berman, Clement Lee, Emily Kutner, S M Hadi Hosseini, Gary Dahl, Norman Lacayo

Journal: Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Jul;61(7):1295-9.

 

Chemotherapy treatment for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has been associated with long-term cognitive impairments in some patients. However, the neurobiologic mechanisms underlying these impairments, particularly in young survivors, are not well understood. This study ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Germline variants in IKZF1, ARID5B, and CEBPE as risk factors for adult-onset acute lymphoblastic leukemia: an analysis from the GMALL study group.
 

Author(s): Thomas Burmeister, Gesine Bartels, Daniela Gröger, Heiko Trautmann, Stefan Schwartz, Klaus Lenz, Carola Tietze-Bürger, Andreas Viardot, Ralph Wäsch, Heinz-August Horst, Richard Reinhardt, Nicola Gökbuget, Dieter Hoelzer, Michael Kneba, Monika Brüggemann

Journal: Haematologica. 2014 Feb;99(2):e23-5.

 

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2014

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Aberrant expression of SALL4 in acute B cell lymphoblastic leukemia: mechanism, function, and implication for a potential novel therapeutic target.
 

Author(s): Shikiko Ueno, Jiayun Lu, Jie He, Ailing Li, Xiaoxian Zhang, Jerome Ritz, Leslie E Silberstein, Li Chai

Journal: Exp. Hematol.. 2014 Apr;42(4):307-316.e8.

 

Treatment for high-risk pediatric and adult acute B cell lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) remains challenging. Exploring novel pathways in B-ALL could lead to new therapy. Our previous study has shown that stem cell factor SALL4 is aberrantly expressed in B-ALL, but its functional roles ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014

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The terms "Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia" returned 136 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oral manifestations resulting from chemotherapy in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
 

Author(s): Everton Freitas de Morais, Jadson Alexandre da Silva Lira, Rômulo Augusto de Paiva Macedo, Klaus Steyllon dos Santos, Cassandra Teixeira Valle Elias, Maria de Lourdes Silva de Arruda Morais

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;80(1):78-85.

 

Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a type of cancer most common in children and it is characterized by excessive and disordered immature leukocytes in the bone marrow.

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Vincristine sulfate liposomal injection for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
 

Author(s): Trisha A Soosay Raj, Amanda M Smith, Andrew S Moore

Journal: Int J Nanomedicine. 2013 ;8():4361-9.

 

Vincristine (VCR) is one of the most extensively used cytotoxic compounds in hemato-oncology. VCR is particularly important for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a disease that accounts for approximately one-third of all childhood cancer diagnoses. VCR's full therapeutic ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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The need for evidence based nutritional guidelines for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients: acute and long-term following treatment.
 

Author(s): Joyce L Owens, Sheila J Hanson, Jennifer A McArthur, Theresa A Mikhailov

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High survival rates for pediatric leukemia are very promising. With regard to treatment, children tend to be able to withstand a more aggressive treatment protocol than adults. The differences in both treatment modalities and outcomes between children and adults make extrapolation ...

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2013

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Phase I Study of MLN 9708 in Addition to Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Older Adults
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; B-cell Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; T-cell Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2014

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Bortezomib and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: B-cell Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Ph Positive Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Recurrent Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; T-cell Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2014

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Risk-Adapted Chemotherapy in Younger Patients With Newly Diagnosed Standard-Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: B-cell Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Childhood Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Untreated Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Untreated Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2014

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