Treatment of Adult Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia

  • K. B. McCredie
  • M. J. Keating
  • K. A. Dicke
  • G. P. Bodey
  • T. Smith
  • E. J. Freireich
Conference paper
Part of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Hämatologie und Bluttransfusion book series (HAEMATOLOGY, volume 23)

Abstract

The introduction of combination chemotherapy in the treatment of adult acute leukemia has had a profound impact on the response and duration of survival of patients with adult acute myeloblastic leukemia. In the past decade, the combination of cytosine arabinoside with an anthracycline antibiotic, either daunorubicin, adriamycin, or rubidazone, has been responsible to a large degree for the success.

Keywords

Leukemia Methotrexate Prednisone Cytosine Vincristine 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. B. McCredie
    • 1
  • M. J. Keating
    • 1
  • K. A. Dicke
    • 1
  • G. P. Bodey
    • 1
  • T. Smith
    • 2
  • E. J. Freireich
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Texas System Cancer Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor InstituteHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Developmental Therapeutics and BiomathematicsThe University of Texas System Cancer Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor InstituteHoustonUSA

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