RAS Mutations Enhance Chemotherapy in AML

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Oncology NEWS InternationalOncology NEWS International Vol 17 No 7
Volume 17
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Among 185 patients with acute myeloid leukemia, 34 had RAS mutations and 22 received high-dose cytarabine after complete remission.

Among 185 patients with acute myeloid leukemia, 34 had RAS mutations and 22 received high-dose cytarabine after complete remission. Their relapse rate was 45%, compared with 68% for high-dose patients with normal RAS, according to a CALGB study published online (JCO June 16, 2008). This could allow doctors to identify patients who would benefit from aggressive therapy.

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