Epidemiology of Leukaemia and Lymphoma

Epidemiology of Leukaemia and Lymphoma

Report of the Leukaemia Research Fund International Workshop, Oxford, UK, September 1984

1st Edition - January 1, 1985

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  • Editors: M. F. Greaves, L. C. Chan
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151038

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Epidemiology of Leukaemia and Lymphoma contains the proceedings of the Leukaemia Research Fund International Workshop held in Oxford, UK, on September 25-27, 1984. Contributors explore the epidemiology of leukemia and lymphoma based on the results of a pilot study that investigated whether careful subdivision of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) using a standardized panel of monoclonal antibodies would reveal interesting associations between subtypes and particular geographic regions or ethnic groups within regions. This book is comprised of 31 chapters divided into four sections and begins with a discussion on epidemiological approaches to hematological malignancy, paying particular attention to international data collection and interpretation; clusters and associations in cancer epidemiology; and childhood leukemia in Great Britain and the Netherlands. The next section explores the causes of human leukemia and lymphoma as well as the epidemiology of leukemia and lymphoma subtypes in various regions of the world such as Africa, Asia, United States, and Mediterranean region. The final section focuses on practical problems in standardized immunophenotyping of leukemias and lymphomas; immuno-alkaline phosphatase labeling of hematological samples; and detection of surface membrane antigens by a rosette assay using antibody coupled red cells. This monograph will be of value to clinicians and medical practitioners interested in the epidemiology of leukemia and lymphoma.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Photograph and List of Participants

    Part 1. Epidemiological Approaches to Hematological Malignancy

    International Data Collection and Interpretation: A Review

    Searching for Clusters and Associations in Cancer Epidemiology

    Descriptive Epidemiology of Childhood Leukemia and Lymphoma in Great Britain

    Recent Epidemiological Studies of Leukemia in the United Kingdom

    Epidemiological and Immunological Characteristics of Childhood Leukemia in the Netherlands: Population-based Data from a Nationwide Co-operative Group of Pediatricians

    Part 2. Identifying Causes of Leukemia/Lymphoma

    Viruses as Risk Factors or Causes of Human Leukemias and Lymphomas

    Epidemiology of Human Retroviruses

    The value of Sub-typing in Studies of Irradiation and Human Leukemia

    Inherited Factors in Leukemia and Lymphoma

    Animal Models: Lessons from Feline and Bovine Leukemia Virus Infections

    Part 3. The Geography of Leukemia and Lymphoma Subtypes

    Collaborative Group Study of the Epidemiology of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Subtypes: Background and First Report


    The Epidemiology of Lymphomas and Leukemias in Africa — An Overview

    Influence of Life-style on the Pattern of Leukemia and Lymphoma Subtypes among Nigerians

    Leukemia and Lymphoma in Kenya

    Preliminary Communication on Leukemia Cell Markers in Kenya

    Immunophenotypic Classification of Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Lymphocytic Lymphoma — An Experience in the South-western Area of the Cape Province of South Africa

    Acute Childhood Leukemia in Johannesburg

    Mediterranean Region:

    Observations on the Epidemiology and Subtypes of Lymphatic Malignancies in Israel

    Childhood T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the Campania Region of Italy

    Epidemiology and Immunological Phenotype of Childhood All in Greece


    Epidemiology of Leukemias in the People's Republic of China

    Epidemiologic and Immunologic Characteristics of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Adult T-Cell Leukemia in Japan

    Leukemia and Lymphoma in Malaysia

    Surface Marker Analysis of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in Taiwan, Republic of China

    Leukemias and Lymphomas at Lucknow, India

    New Zealand:

    Leukemia/Lymphoma Incidence in New Zealand: Acute Leukemia Subtypes in the South Island of NewZealand

    Editors' Note: All Subtypes of Patients from the North Island (Auckland) New Zealand

    South America:

    Cell Markers and Acute Leukemia Subtypes in Chile

    Immunological phenotype of Leukemias and Lymphomas in Argentina


    Variation by Race in Presenting Clinical and Biologic Features of Childhood Acute

    Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Implications for Treatment Outcome

    Part 4. Technical Appendix

    Practical Problems in Standardized Immunophenotyping of Leukemias and Lymphomas

    Immuno-alkaline Phosphatase Labeling of Hematological Samples: Technique and Applications

    Detection of Surface Membrane Antigens by a Rosette Assay Using Antibody Coupled Red Cells

Product details

  • No. of pages: 178
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1985
  • Published: January 1, 1985
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151038

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M. F. Greaves

L. C. Chan

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