Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 294)

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Introduction

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the most common leukaemia in the Western world. It is also the prototype of B-cell chronic lymphoid malignancies and of their ramifications within the fields of hematology, immunology and oncology. For a long time the Cinderella of lymphoid malignancies CLL has now become the focus of major interest and an increasing number of investigators from different areas, including genetics, molecular biology, basic and applied immunology are becoming actively engaged in the investigation of CLL. Clinicians are considering CLL as a very interesting target of many projects which aim at translating the new and exciting developments of basic science into effective new approaches to the patient.

Keywords

Chemokine cell gene gene expression genetics hematology immunogloblulin immunology leukemia lymphadenopathy lymphocytes molecular biology molecular genetics oncology pathogenesis

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-29933-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25279-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29933-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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