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Leukaemia Diagnosis, 4th Edition

Leukaemia Diagnosis, 4th Edition

Barbara J. Bain

ISBN: 978-1-444-31847-0

Jun 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

404 pages



Written by a renowned expert this practical guide had been fully revised and updated. The book covers recent advances in the fields of immunophenotyping, cytogenetics and molecular genetics. It illustrates how laboratory techniques are used for the diagnosis and classification of leukaemia and includes images of abnormal cells to aid diagnosis.

This fourth edition:

  • Incorporates the recommendations of the 2008 WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues
  • Includes 300 high quality full colour digital images of abnormal cells in leukaemia and lymphoma -   50 of which are completely new

Every haematologist and haematopathologist should keep a copy close at hand for quick reference.

1 The Nature of Leukaemia, Cytology, Cytochemistry and the Morphological Classification

2 Immunophenotyping and Cytogenetic/Molecular Genetic Analysis

3 Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, Integration of Morphological, Immunophenotypic and Genetic Information and the WHO Classification

4 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and Acute Leukaemia of Ambiguous Lineage

5 The Myelodysplastic Syndromes and the Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative neoplasms

6 Chronic Myeloid Leukaemias

7 Lymphoid Leukaemias of Mature T, B and Natural Killer cells

8 Leukaemia Diagnosis in Resource-Poor Countries


"It was a great pleasure to receive Professor Bain's new edition of her classic book, Leukaemia Diagnosis, to review. The third edition has graced the shelf above my microscope for the last seven years, during which much has changed in haematopathology, and it is very timely to publish an updated edition that incorporates the revised WHO 2008 classification...This is an invaluable book for the theoretical and practical diagnosis of leukaemia and is an essential acquisition for all haematopathology libraries. I have put my third edition to gentle retirement and I anticipate many engagements with the new edition in my day-to-day practice in the diagnosis of leukaemia in bone marrow trephine biopsies. I am sure those who primarily interpret aspirates or non-morphological data will find it equally useful." (The Bulletin of The Royal College of Pathologists, January 2011)