Long-term disease-free survival in acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.

@article{Peterson1981LongtermDS,
  title={Long-term disease-free survival in acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.},
  author={Bruce A. Peterson and Clara D. Bloomfield},
  journal={Blood},
  year={1981},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={1144-7}
}
Twenty-six of 45 adults (58%) with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia who were treated with intensive induction chemotherapy over 5 yr ago entered complete remission. All patients entering remission were placed on weekly maintenance chemotherapy consisting of cytosine arabinoside and 6-thioguanine. The median duration of complete remission was 17 mo and 7 patients (27%) remained in their initial remission for 62 + to 102 + mo. All but one of the patients in complete remission over 5 yr have had… CONTINUE READING
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