Of the 22 patients treated, 20 responded to the treatment and achieved complete remission
Patients with low MRD after first therapy usually have a higher chance to maintain complete remission
All five adults and 19 of the 22 children had complete remissions
, an ''extraordinarily high'' success rate, said Dr.
The 5 per cent and less blast cells in sternum bone brain with its normal cells content, absence of leukaemia cells in spinal liquid were criteria of complete remission
for ALL patients in our research (1,2).
With this procedure patients achieve complete remission
rates of up to 50% and if a patient does not attain remission after the first procedure the procedure will be repeated at [+ or -] 6 months, even further improving complete remission
rates and prolonging overall survival.
Rate of Complete Remission
Doubled With Intervention Usual care plus SMaRT (n = 97) 29% Usual care (n = 99) 14% Note: Data based on a 3-month follow-up.
Adult patients with standard-risk ALL who undergo allogeneic transplant in the first complete remission
have a significant survival advantage over conventional therapy; however, the transplant-related mortality for high-risk older patients was unacceptably high and abrogated the reduction in relapse risk," he said, adding that there is no evidence that a single autologous transplant can replace standard consolidation/maintenance therapy in any risk group.
I know of another case of a 60-year-old man who in 1980 had a convincing evaluation for CLL and also experienced complete remission
a few years later.
In an effort to asses these benefits, Nancy Bunin, MD from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (PA) and colleagues in the National Marrow Donor Program Working Group studied 363 patients 19 years of age or younger with ALL in second complete remission
who underwent BMT from an unrelated donor.
Women with metastatic disease and a complete remission
McLendon began a series of chemotherapy treatments and showed remarkable improvement; in December 1985 and again in February 1986, doctors reported that the cancer was in complete remission
9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's today announced that 11 of the 13 patients treated thus far in a clinical trial using genetically reprogrammed T cells to treat relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia have achieved complete remission
, confirmed by highly sensitive tests designed to detect minute amounts of cancer cells.