A 37-year-old member asked:
Other then ara-c, what other drugs are currently used for leukemia?
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Medical Oncology 51 years experience
There are >1 type of: I assume that your question is about Acute leukemia where Ara-C is commonly used. This is typically given in combination with other drugs like Daunorubicin or Idarubicin( for AML) and sometimes with Methotrexate(for ALL)
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Aside from ara-c, what alternative drugs are currently used for leukemia?
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Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Anti-Leukemic Drugs: Anthracyclines like Daunorubicin or Idarubicin are frequently used with ara-c as part of initial (induction) therapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Mitoxantrone (less cardiotoxic) can be substituted for these drugs in elderly patients. Etoposide has also been added as a third agent in more refractory or relapsed cases. Vincristine, prednisone, l-asparaginase are used more in acute lymphoid leukemias.
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Last updated Apr 3, 2015
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