What is the role of consolidation therapy in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)?

Updated: Jul 02, 2019
  • Author: Sandy D Kotiah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Consolidation therapy is based on the potential risk of relapse in patients who undergo induction therapy. Its main goal is to convert morphologic and cytogenetic remission into durable molecular remission. [9]

Again, several regimens are commonly used for consolidation therapy, including the European LeukemiaNet regimen, the European APL regimen, and the PETHEMA regimen. [10]


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