Cell proliferation is related to in vitro drug resistance in childhood acute leukaemia.
Wering, E.R. van
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0.05) with sensitivity to antimetabolites (cytarabine, mercaptopurine, thioguanine), L-asparaginase, teniposide, and vincristine. Similar results were found within subgroups of initial ALL (nonhyperdiploid and common/precursor-B-lineage ALL). In relapsed ALL and AML such correlations were not found. In conclusion, cell proliferation differs between leukaemia subgroups and increased proliferation is associated with increased in vitro sensitivity to several anticancer agents in initial ALL.