Three courses of clofarabine combined with cytarabine may improve relapse-free survival in patients with acute myeloid leukemia in first remission.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
The addition of clofarabine to standard induction therapy for newly diagnosed acute myeloblastic leukemia reduced the probably of relapse but increased toxicity and had no effect on survival.
This video examines different mutational profiles of therapy-related myeloid neoplasms and how they can affect approaches to treatment.
Older patients with AML survive longer after receiving an allogeneic stem cell transplant if they are initially treated with CPX-351 liposome injection instead of the standard “7+3” chemotherapy with cytarabine and daunorubicin.
Combining standard chemotherapy with vadastuximab talirine was safe and well-tolerated in newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia.
Patients with AML or MDS with unfavorable risk cytogenetic profiles, TP53 mutations, or both had good clinical response and robust mutation clearance with decitabine.
Maintenance therapy with norethandrolone significantly improved survival in elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia without increasing toxicity.
Several anti-malarial and anti-fungal drugs might be able to overcome a previously unexploited mechanism that allows some leukemia cells to escape programmed cell death.
Development of targeted therapies for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) represents an ongoing challenge for the field. There is substantial promise, however, in several different approaches to targeted AML therapy, including IDH inhibitors, FLT3 inhibitors, and others.
Dietary, pet, and social contact restrictions did not have any effect on infectious complications in children undergoing intensive treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.