What is the role of interim maintenance therapy in the treatment of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Vikramjit S Kanwar, MBBS, MBA, MRCP(UK), FAAP; Chief Editor: Jennifer Reikes Willert, MD  more...
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Interim maintenance involves non-myelosuppressive chemotherapy (eg, vincristine and intravenous MTX) that are administered to maintain remission and allow the bone marrow to recover. This occurs for 4-8 weeks.


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