Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the Netherlands - Randomized studies and nationwide treatment results from 1972 to 1995

AV Does-Van den Berg, AJP Veerman, ER Van Wering, JA De Vries, FC De Waal, GE Van Zanen, JF Van Weerden, WA Kamps

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    The Dutch Childhood Leukemia Study Group (DCLSG) has implemented eight protocols for the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) (ALL I to VIII) during the period from 1972 to 1995. They were based on St. Jude's Total Therapy (ALL II to VI) and the risk-adapted intensive therapy (ALL VII and VIII) developed by the BFM Group, respectively, and included seven randomized studies. In study ALT, I (N = 43, 1972 to 1973), no effect was observed after the addition of daunorubicin to vincristine/prednisone pulses during maintenance treatment. In study ALL II (N = 143, 1973 to 1975) the addition of cyclophosphamide to maintenance treatment with 6-mercaptopurine/methotrexate increased toxicity and mortality without increasing the event-free survival rate. In study ALL III (N = 148; 1975 to 1979) for non-high-risk patients (defined as initial leukocyte count

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)125-139
    Aantal pagina's15
    TijdschriftInternational journal of pediatric hematology/oncology
    Nummer van het tijdschrift2-4
    StatusPublished - 1998

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