Initial cytoreduction by mitoxantrone and cytarabine has no impact on the outcome of interferon-alfa-2b therapy in chronic myelogenous leukemia.

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Eleven previously untreated patients with chronic-phase Philadelphia-chromosome-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia were treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy followed by interferon-alfa-2b (IFN-alpha) maintenance. Initial chemotherapy consisted of three cycles of mitoxantrone 10 mg/m2 on day 1 and 2, and cytarabine 100 mg/m2 daily for 5 d. Complete… (More)

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