The Prognosis of Adult Burkitt's Cell Leukemia in Real-Life Clinical Practice


Malkan U. Y. , Gunes G., GÖKER H., HAZNEDAROĞLU İ. C. , Acar K., Eliacik E., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, vol.33, no.4, pp.281-285, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjh.2015.0088
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-285

Abstract

Objective: Many studies reported an improved prognosis in patients with Burkitt's lymphoma obviating the need of stem cell transplantation. However, prognosis of the advanced disease [i.e. Burkitt's cell leukemia (BCL)] has not been reported with current treatment modalities except for a few prospective trials. The aim of this study is to compare the prognoses of BCL patients with similarly treated and nontransplanted patients with other types of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and with ALL patients that underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in their first remissions.