Blood cancers

Can caloric restriction improve induction chemotherapy efficacy in B-ALL?

An intervention involving caloric and nutrient restriction was able to reduce fat gain in overweight and obese young patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (B-ALL) undergoing induction chemotherapy, and reduced minimal residual disease (MRD) after induction therapy, according to a new study. The negative impact of obesity on outcomes in B-ALL is now well described. ...

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