Which organizations have issued guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) provides frequently updated recommendations for the diagnosis and management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), along with surveillance milestones or algorithms to monitor response to treatment. The guidelines are further delineated to address differences in the management of adolescent and young adults (AYA), ages 15 to 39 years, from adults 40 years and older. However, the guidelines caution that regardless of chronological age, patients need to be evaluated individually to determine fitness for treatment. [16]

In 2017, the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Hematology (CAP/ASH) issued guidelines on the initial diagnostic workup of acute leukemia (AL). [85]

In 2016, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) released updated guidelines for the management of ALL. [86]


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