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What Is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)?

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Published on March 15, 2016

Dr. Ryan Cassaday from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center gives a brief overview of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), which is a type of Acute Leukemia that develops out of immature cells, which under normal cirstumstances give rise to some of the key mediators of the immune system. ALL is the single most common cancer in children, but it can also affect adults.

This programme has been supported by Pfizer, through an unrestricted educational grant to the Patient Empowerment Foundation

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Transcript | What is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)?

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Dr. Cassaday:

My specific area of interest and focus is on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, or ALL. This is a type of acute leukaemia that develops out of some of the immature cells that under normal circumstances give rise to some of the really key mediators of our immune system. It's the single most common cancer in kids, but, as an adult physician, it does still affect adults. But, it's a fairly uncommon disease.

Please remember the opinions expressed on Patient Power are not necessarily the views of our sponsors, contributors, partners or Patient Power. Our discussions are not a substitute for seeking medical advice or care from your own doctor. That’s how you’ll get care that’s most appropriate for you.