A 37-year-old member asked:
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other then ara-c, what other drugs are currently used for leukemia?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
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)
Answered on Apr 3, 2015

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