International experts not only review the state-of-the-art in managing children and adults with acute leukemia, but also debate the pros and cons of current controversial and problematic issues. The book summarizes the best diagnostic and treatment practices for acute leukemias in children, adolescents, and adults. Among the therapies discussed are methotrexate, asparaginase, antipurines, epipodophyllotoxins, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, hematopoietic growth factors, and immunotherapy.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 562
Weight: 1726 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 33 mm
Edition: 2003 ed.
"...This book offers the best approach to the presentation of problems related to the treatment of the acute leukemias that I know of. The idea of having different groups of investigators give their views on the topics and the emphasis on future directions make it an important contribution to the study of leukemia. Treatment of Acute Leukemias should be read by both adult and pediatric hematologists and oncologists, and it should be required reading for trainees in these disciplines. Dr. Pui, who has already made major contributions through his own work, has added greatly to the future of the field by organizing and editing this impressive book." -New England Journal of Medicine
"...comprehensive and up to date. This is one of the best books produced in recent years on the diagnosis and management of the acute leukaemias." - European Journal of Haematology