PEG-asparaginase treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children: a network meta-analysis

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effect of the number of PEG-asparaginase doses on survival and relapse in children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

Secondary objectives

To assess the association between the number of doses of PEG-asparaginase and asparaginase-associated toxicities (e.g. hypersensitivity, thromboembolism, pancreatitis and osteonecrosis).

To undertake a network meta-analysis (NMA) at dose-level in order to generate rankings of the number of doses of PEG-asparaginase used in the treatment for ALL, according to their benefits (survival and relapse) and harms (toxicity). 

This is a protocol.