Long-term outcome of patients surviving for more than ten years following treatment for acute leukaemia

Ivana N.M. Micallef, Ama Z.S. Rohatiner, Maxine Carter, Margaret Boyle, Sarah Slater, John A.L. Amess, T. Andrew Lister

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Between 1972 and 1988, 832 consecutive patients were treated for acute leukaemia at St. Bartholomew's Hospital; a retrospective analysis has been conducted to determine the clinical course and outcome for 101 who have survived ≥ 10 years following treatment. At a median follow-up of 16 years (range 10-28 years), 86 patients (86 out of 834 total, 11%) were still alive. Long-term follow-up of patients who have survived ≥ 10 years following treatment for acute leukaemia revealed that most patients were in normal health, although a significant number of complications had occurred.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-445
Number of pages3
JournalBritish journal of haematology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 21 2001



  • ALL
  • AML
  • Leukaemia
  • Quality of life
  • Second malignancies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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