Definition of cure in childhood acute myeloid leukemia.

@article{Rubnitz2014DefinitionOC,
  title={Definition of cure in childhood acute myeloid leukemia.},
  author={Jeffrey E. Rubnitz and Hiroto Inaba and Wing H Leung and Stanley B Pounds and Xueyuan Cao and Dario Campana and Raul C. Ribeiro and Ching-Hon Pui},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2014},
  volume={120 16},
  pages={2490-6}
}
BACKGROUND A better understanding of when cure can be declared in childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) would reduce anxiety and improve quality of life of AML survivors. The authors determined the likelihood that patients with AML would maintain long-term remission after the completion of therapy. METHODS The cumulative risk of relapse, the time to relapse, event-free survival, and overall survival were analyzed for 604 patients with AML who were enrolled in 7 successive clinical trials… CONTINUE READING
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