What are the treatment options for older children and younger adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Older children and younger adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) can be referred to either adult or pediatric hematologists. In the past, patients were treated with either an adult or pediatric regimen based on the referral pattern. However, several studies suggested that younger adult patients were best treated on pediatric protocols. This has resulted in the use of pediatric-style regimens in younger adult patients.


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