Expert Video - What are some of the approaches used in AML maintenance therapy?

Dr. Jamile Shammo, an expert on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at Rush University Medical Group in Chicago, explains that the treatment of frail elderly patients with maintenance and continuous treatments requires special interventions and approaches. Even after achieving complete remission, patients with AML may relapse and maintenance treatments have been shown to benefit disease outcomes. Patients who have attained complete remission with azacitidine, at a reduced dose or treatment intensity, have been shown in clinical trials to have good outcomes.

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