[Treatment and Prognosis of Adult T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia]

Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2019 Aug 30;41(4):485-491. doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.10807.
[Article in Chinese]


To analyze the treatment and prognosis of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia(T-ALL)in adults. Method The clinicobiogical and survival data of 68 adult patients with newly diagnosis T-ALL were retrospectively analzyed. Results The median age of these 68 patients was 23 years(14-60 years).T-ALL was more common in men(81%).After the first cycle of treatment,complete remission was achieved in 50 patients(73%).The highest complete remission(CR) rate was in patients with cortex T-ALL(100%),followed by other T-ALL(73%)and early T-cell precursor lymphoblastic leukemia(54%),(χ 2=5.712,P=0.058).The CR rate for adults aged >35 years was significantly lower than that of patients aged ≤ 35 years(40% vs. 79%,χ 2=6.364,P=0.012).The overall CR rate after the second treatment course was 93%.For patients treated with chemotherapy,autograft hematopoietic stem cell transplantation(auto-SCT),and allogeneic SCT,the median relapse free survival was 10 months,24 months,and not reached,respectively(P=0.002).The 5-year overall survival rate was 25% for all patients;for patients treated with chemotherapy,auto-SCT and allogeneic SCT,the median overall survival was 24 months,34 months,and 30 months,respectively(P=0.007),and the 5-year overall survival rate was 9%,33%,and 38%(P=0.037).Multivariate analysis showed leukocyte count ≥100×10 9/L was a risk factor for decreased relapse free survival(risk ratio 2.540,95%CI=1.058-6.099,P=0.037). Conclusion Adult T-ALL patients have poor prognosis,which may be improved by SCT.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Disease-Free Survival
  • Female
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / diagnosis*
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / therapy*
  • Precursor T-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / diagnosis
  • Precursor T-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / therapy
  • Prognosis
  • Remission Induction
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Survival Rate
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult