The number of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who enter remission, stay in remission for years, or are cured, has increased significantly over the past 30 years. Most children with ALL are cured of their disease after treatment. Several areas of research have contributed to this progress.
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Treatment results and outcomes vary among patients. Newer treatment therapies, progress in stem cell transplantation, better supportive care and studies of new drugs in clinical trials are all contributing to improved outcomes and quality of life for people diagnosed with blood cancers.