Acute Myeloid Leukemia

  • Emil J. Freireich


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a systemic disease that is “metastatic” from diagnosis; therefore, the problems typically associated with local and regional control, i.e., those associated with surgery and radiation therapy, do not play a role. Since virtually all patients who die as a result of a malignant disease die of systemic (metastatic) cancer, AML has served as a prototype illness for the development of systemic therapies, and advances in the control of this disease have been rapidly applied to the control of the more common metastatic cancers in man.


Acute Myeloid Leukemia Combination Chemotherapy Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patient United States Public Health 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Special Medical Education, LeukemiaThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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