How is acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) treated in elderly patients?

Updated: Jul 02, 2019
  • Author: Sandy D Kotiah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Elderly patients (> 60y) have poorer outcomes with standard treatment; in the PETHEMA trial, the last dose of idarubicin was omitted during induction; consolidation should be altered to liposomal ATRA and ATO [14]


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