Expert Video - Why does AML treatment failure happen after chemo and/or radiation therapy?

Dr. Barry Skikne, an expert on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, describes how AML and leukemic cells may arise after treatment with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. He talks about prior exposure to various toxins (chemotherapy agents, radiation treatment, petrochemical toxins) that may put a person at increased risk of developing AML. He also explains the importance of long-term monitoring and explains residual disease versus complete remission.

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