Oral induction and consolidation of acute myeloid leukemia with etoposide, 6-thioguanine, and idarubicin (ETI) in elderly patients: a randomized comparison with 5-day TAD. Finnish Leukemia Group.

@article{Ruutu1994OralIA,
  title={Oral induction and consolidation of acute myeloid leukemia with etoposide, 6-thioguanine, and idarubicin (ETI) in elderly patients: a randomized comparison with 5-day TAD. Finnish Leukemia Group.},
  author={Tapani Ruutu and Anders Almqvist and H{\aa}kan Hallman and Timo Honkanen and Esa J{\"a}rvenp{\"a}{\"a} and G. J{\"a}rventie and P. Kaisa Koistinen and Elli A. Koivunen and Reino Lahtinen and Matti Lehtinen},
  journal={Leukemia},
  year={1994},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={11-5}
}
In order to study the efficacy of an oral induction and consolidation regimen in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in elderly patients assessed not to tolerate full-scale intensive chemotherapy, 51 patients over 65 years of age with newly diagnosed AML were randomized to receive two cycles of either totally oral ETI (25 patients) or conventional… CONTINUE READING