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In vitro cellular drug sensitivity at diagnosis is correlated to minimal residual disease at end of induction therapy in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Uppsala Univ, Dept Womens & Childrens Hlth, Uppsala, Sweden.
Uppsala Univ, Dept Genet & Pathol, Uppsala, Sweden.
Uppsala Univ, Dept Genet & Pathol, Uppsala, Sweden.
Uppsala Univ, Dept Womens & Childrens Hlth, Uppsala, Sweden.
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2009 (English)In: LEUKEMIA RESEARCH, ISSN 0145-2126, Vol. 33, no 1, 46-53 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Leukemic cells from 85 children with newly diagnosed precursor B-lineage ALL were tested for in vitro drug sensitivity to a panel of anti-cancer drugs. Minimal residual disease (MRD) was measured by RQ-PCR. There was a significant correlation between MRD day 29 and in vitro sensitivity to prednisolone (p < 0.001) and doxorubicin (p = 0.01 7), drugs administered during induction therapy. In patients with t(12;21) (n = 20), in vitro sensitivity to doxorubicin was an independent factor for MRD <0.1% (p = 0.031; R-2 = 0.66). Thus, data show that in vitro drug sensitivity at diagnosis is correlated to cell kill during induction therapy as measured by MRD day 29.

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2009. Vol. 33, no 1, 46-53 p.
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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Childhood, In vitro drug resistance, MRD, t(12, 21), Prednisolone, Doxorubicin
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16246DOI: 10.1016/j.leukres.2008.06.012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-16246DiVA: diva2:133513
Available from: 2009-01-12 Created: 2009-01-09 Last updated: 2010-05-24

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