What is the standard consolidation therapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in older adults?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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No standard consolidation therapy exists for patients older than 60 years. Options include a clinical trial, high-dose ara-C in select patients, or repeat courses of standard-dose anthracycline and cytarabine (2 and 5; ie, 2 d of anthracycline and 5 d of cytarabine). Select patients can be considered for autologous stem cell transplantation or nonmyeloablative allogeneic transplantation.


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