Long-term follow-up and potential for cure in acute promyelocytic leukaemia.

@article{Tallman2003LongtermFA,
  title={Long-term follow-up and potential for cure in acute promyelocytic leukaemia.},
  author={Martin S. Tallman and Jacob M. Rowe},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical haematology},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={535-43}
}
Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) may be characterized simultaneously as the most potentially rapidly fatal human acute leukaemia if untreated, yet the most frequently cured acute leukaemia if promptly diagnosed and treated without delay. Co-operative group and single-institution studies which include large numbers of patients with relatively long follow-up demonstrate that, with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) plus anthracycline-based chemotherapy, the majority of newly-diagnosed patients… CONTINUE READING
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