What are the remission rates of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) following treatment with or without cytarabine?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In the cytarabine and the no-cytarabine groups, the complete remission rates were 99% for the ara-C arm and 94% for the no-cytarabine arm, the 2-year cumulative incidence of relapse (CIR) rates were 4.7% in those who received cytarabine and 15.9% in those who did not receive cytarabine, the event-free survival rates were 93.3% in the cytarabine group and 77.2% in the no-cytarabine group, and survival rates were 97.9% in patients who received cytarabine and 89.6% in those who received no cytarabine.


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