Cures of leukemia with aggressive postremission treatment: An update of timed sequential therapy (Ac-D-Ac)

P. J. Burke, J. E. Karp, R. B. Geller, W. P. Vaughan

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Abstract

A cure rate can be obtained with intensive cytoreductive treatment given to a subset of patients with acute myelocytic leukemia in bone marrow remission. This report updates our experience with postremission timed sequential therapy using cytarabine and daunorubicin (Ac-D-Ac) and compares it with other brief, aggressive strategies including bone marrow transplantation. The median disease-free survival (DFS) of all patients treated in remission is 2.5 years with a >40% probability of DFS at 8 years. These results are similar to those achieved with bone marrow-ablative and other intensvie but nonablative treatment plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-694
Number of pages3
JournalLeukemia
Volume3
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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