Alan K. Burnett, MD, FRCP | Authors

Getting to the Heart of Improving Outcomes for Patients With Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

July 15, 2012

The management of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) has been transformed over the course of the last two decades following the introduction of successful molecularly targeted therapies-all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and arsenic trioxide (ATO)- which act in concert to induce degradation of the PMLRARα oncoprotein formed by the chromosomal translocation t(15;17)(q22;q21).