Peter Steinherz, MD | Authors

What Is the Optimal Therapy for Childhood AML?

August 01, 2002

The past 30 years have seen tremendous advances in the treatment of pediatric leukemia. What was once an invariably fatal diagnosis is now quite curable in close to 80% of cases. Unfortunately for children with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), most of these developments have been in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL); even today, nearly half of all children diagnosed with AML will die of the disease.