Expert Video - What are the phases of AML treatment?

In this video, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) expert Dr. Barry Skikne explains the 3 phases of AML treatment, which are are induction, consolidation, and maintenance. Induction treatment is designed to put AML into remission, meaning less than 5% immature, leukemic cells in the bone marrow. Consolidation treatment is designed to kill any leukemia cells left behind in the body. If any are found, this is called minimal or measurable residual disease. After consolidation, maintenance treatment may help keep AML from coming back by killing more leukemic cells or keeping them to a low level.

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