Expert Video - What is treatment failure and relapse in AML?

Dr. Jamile Shammo, an expert on acute myeloid leukemia (AML), explains what treatment failure and relapse in AML means, and describes its various forms. Treatment failure occurs when your AML treatment is not successful in eliminating all the leukemia from your bone marrow after initial therapy (induction chemotherapy). It could also mean that the leukemia came back (relapsed) after being well controlled after chemotherapy and entering a state known as remission.

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