Treatment of adult acute leukemia.

  title={Treatment of adult acute leukemia.},
  author={Thomas B{\"u}chner},
  journal={Current opinion in oncology},
  volume={9 1},
In 1996 progress has been made toward a better understanding of acute leukemias, their biology, the effects of different intensity or subtype-specific chemotherapy, and the contribution of bone marrow transplantation. In acute lymphoblastic leukemia, high-dose cytarabine in induction and in postremission treatment improves the cure rate, whereas dose reduction of daunorubicin in older patients worsens response and increases mortality. After acute promyelocytic leukemia has been successfully… CONTINUE READING


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