Margaret R. O'Donnell, MD | Authors

Acute Leukemias

June 01, 2016

This management guide covers the risk factors, screening, diagnosis, staging, and treatment of acute leukemias.

Cancer Management Chapter 29: Acute leukemias

March 13, 2010

Hematopoietic malignancies account for 6% to 8% of new cancers diagnosed annually. In the year 2009, an estimated 44,790 new cases of leukemia were diagnosed, and 21,870 deaths were attributable to leukemias of all types. The total age-adjusted incidence of leukemia, including both acute and chronic forms, is 9.6 per 100,000 population; the incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is 1.5 per 100,000 and of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is 2.7 per 100,000 population.

Results of High-Dose Therapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplant in Patients With Stage IV Hodgkin’s Disease: The Impact of Disease Status and Prior Radiotherapy

March 01, 1999

About 20%-50% of patients with stage IV Hodgkin’s disease may suffer a relapse after initial chemotherapy-induced remission. Consolidative radiotherapy has been used in combination with chemotherapy to reduce relapse at areas of initial bulky disease; however, no survival benefit has been shown in the few randomized studies.