Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Childhood

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Childhood

Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia is also known as ALL or acute lymphocytic leukemia. It is a type of cancer affecting the blood. Although the precise cause of this disorder is not fully understood, exposure to radiation and certain chemicals are considered risk factors for this condition. Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia may cause various symptoms like anemia (low blood counts), bleeding, infection or fever. A physician will typically diagnose this condition with a physical exam and blood tests, although certain imaging studies such as an x-ray or CT scan might be necessary. Treatment for cancers of the blood, including childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, is rapidly progressing with advances in medical research. Currently, treatment methods may include chemotherapy, stem cell transplant and radiation therapy.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Childhood" for support, advocacy or research.

Association P.A.V.E.L.

Association P.A.V.E.L. ((“Primind Ajutor Viaţa Este Luminoasǎ”) is the of the association of the parents whose children suffer of cancer, leukemia and grave anemia. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and young people with cancer, leukemia or grave anemia by providing information, moral, psychological and material support and also to sustain the oncologic and hematologic pediatrics clinics.

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Childhood" for support, advocacy or research.

Association P.A.V.E.L.

Association P.A.V.E.L. ((“Primind Ajutor Viaţa Este Luminoasǎ”) is the of the association of the parents whose children suffer of cancer, leukemia and grave anemia. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and young people with cancer, leukemia or grave anemia by providing information, moral, psychological and material support and also to sustain the oncologic and hematologic pediatrics clinics.

http://www.asociatiapavel.ro

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Response or Resistance to Chemotherapy in Young Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treated With Methotrexate
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: B-cell Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Remission; Recurrent Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; T-cell Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2013

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Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Bortezomib in Treating Younger Patients With Newly Diagnosed T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or Stage II-IV T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Contiguous Stage II Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Noncontiguous Stage II Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Stage II Childhood Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Stage III Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Stage III Childhood Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Stage IV Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Stage IV Childhood Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; T-cell Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; T-cell Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Untreated Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Untreated Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2014

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Temsirolimus, Dexamethasone, Mitoxantrone Hydrochloride, Vincristine Sulfate, and Pegaspargase in Treating Young Patients With Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: B-cell Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Recurrent Childhood Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; T-cell Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014

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