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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, ALL

Most of the information on this and linked pages was written before 2010. As we know, new discoveries in science keep happening, and some of the information will become outdated. For instance, researchers are always finding new molecular characterizations for ALL, and new treatments. Please check the "this page last modified" at the top of each page.

I do keep up the bibliographies of journal articles (last entry below), since I am still interested in how treatments for ALL are proceeding.

Classification of ALL

How ALL is classified into subtypes and how it is characterized by current clinical tests:

Treatment protocols and clinical trials

Treatment protocols and the role of clinical trials in the treatment of ALL; how patients are directed to the different available trials by the details of their disease:

New Treatments and Treatment Directions in the Pipeline

Targeted Therapies for Childhood ALL. Article written by the author of this website, 2010.

Recently identified genetic alterations in childhood ALL and the TARGET iniative. Article written by the author of this website, 2010.

Journal articles/news releases of possible new treatments. Last updated 12/2015.

Relapsed ALL

Relapsed ALL is covered on the web author's other web site, This special section was written in response to posts to the ALL-kids and ALL-kids-relapsed e-mail lists. Parents wanted to know what questions to ask at relapse.

Minimal residual disease - MRD

Probably a lot more than you want to know about MRD; you can always stop at the first page and the introduction for the basics.

Environmental causes of leukemia

Who is studying the epidemiology of ALL and what they have found out.


Bibliography of pertinent/interesting journal articles on ALL.

Highly Recommended:

A great online video about ALL produced by Toronto Sick Kids hospital.

Links to web sites with ALL technical and research information

Sources of all the health information for this section on ALL.

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These pages are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to render medical advice. The information provided on Ped Onc Resource Center should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you suspect your child has a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

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