Prognostic Factors Analysis in a Therapeutic Trail of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)

It is common practice in therapeutic trials in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) to analyse the impact of prognostic factors on clinical outcome. In this study, 30 newly diagnosed ALL patients were enrolled and the median age was 14.5 years. 22 patients were male and 8 patients were female. Prognostic factors analysed include age, sex, lymphomatous presentations (bulky peripheral lymphadenopathy , mediastinal mass and enlargement of spleen and liver), initial leucocyte count, blast cell morphology and bone marrow response to chemotherapy. Remission induction and maintenance therapy with conventional combination chemotherapy and CNS prophylaxis with intra thecal methotrexate and radiotherapy were instituted to all patients for long term event free survival.


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