What is the efficacy of all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In the 1980s, reports from China, France, and the United States demonstrated that most patients with APL could enter remission with ATRA as the single agent. Unfortunately, in the absence of further therapy, these remissions were short-lived.


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