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Current treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.
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PMID:  23014187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The objectives of this review are to discuss standard and investigational nontransplant treatment strategies for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), excluding acute promyelocytic leukemia.
RECENT FINDINGS: Most adults with AML die from their disease. The standard treatment paradigm for AML is remission induction chemotherapy with an anthracycline/cytarabine combination, followed by either consolidation chemotherapy or allogeneic stem cell transplantation, depending on the patient's ability to tolerate intensive treatment and the likelihood of cure with chemotherapy alone. Although this approach has changed little in the last three decades, increased understanding of the pathogenesis of AML and improvements in molecular genomic technologies are leading to novel drug targets and the development of personalized, risk-adapted treatment strategies. Recent findings related to prognostically relevant and potentially 'druggable' molecular targets are reviewed.
SUMMARY: At the present time, AML remains a devastating and mostly incurable disease, but the combination of optimized chemotherapeutics and molecularly targeted agents holds significant promise for the future.
Gail J Roboz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in oncology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1531-703X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Oncol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-19     Completed Date:  2013-03-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007265     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  711-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Leukemia Program, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, The New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York 10065, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anthracyclines / administration & dosage
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
Azacitidine / administration & dosage,  analogs & derivatives
Consolidation Chemotherapy
Cytarabine / administration & dosage
Individualized Medicine
Induction Chemotherapy
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy*,  genetics
Molecular Targeted Therapy
Stem Cell Transplantation
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anthracyclines; 147-94-4/Cytarabine; 320-67-2/Azacitidine; 776B62CQ27/decitabine

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