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is ara-c currently used for leukemia?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes, ara-c has been used as part of chemotherapy regimen for acute leukemia.
Answered on Aug 17, 2012
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Cytarabine: Ara-c or Cytarabine is used in the treatment of both acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all).
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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A 37-year-old member asked:
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 Daunoru ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Anti-Leukemic Drugs: Anthracyclines like Daunorubicin or Idarubicin are frequently used with ara-c as part of initial (induction) therapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Mitox ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Varies: It depends on the type. This will get you started; follow the links from here http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/207631-treatment
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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Combination chemo: The drug choicees are variable among different age groups. Children with ALL are commonly treated with Vincristine/ Prednisone initially and later rec ... Read More
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