A 66-year-old male asked:
what are treatments for relapse aml?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kelty Baker answered
28 years experience Hematology
Relapsed AML: Chemotherapy for relapsed AML depends on how soon after treatment the AML relapsed and what sort of drugs it responded to before. Many regimens are available. They include medications like cytarabine, mitoxantrone, etoposide, clofarabine, decitabine, & experimental agents available on clinical trials. The leukemia and lymphoma society website has information you may find useful. So does the nih.
Answered on Apr 13, 2015
Dr. Matthew Fero answered
31 years experience Medical Oncology
The optimal therapy: ...is not well defined for relapsed AML. Standard induction medications (e.g. cytarabine, idarubicin) may be combined with others agents, like fludarabine. Sorafinib, or azacytidine may be useful in select cases. Patients should be considered for a clinical trial. If a complete remission is achieved then treatment should be consolidated with a stem cell transplant.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015
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