This is an interesting article I found on OncologySTAT a while back:
Young Adult AML Patients Fare Better on Children’s Protocol
Elsevier Global Medical News. 2011 Jan 7 by H Splete
ORLANDO (EGMN) – Ten-year overall survival and event-free survival were significantly higher in adolescents and young adults with acute myeloid leukemia who were treated with a pediatric regimen vs. an adult regimen, based on data from 517 patients aged 16-21 years.
Previous studies have shown improved survival in young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who were treated with a pediatric regimen, said Dr. Anna R.K. Franklin of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Franklin and her coauthors hypothesized that survival trends might be similar in acute myeloid leukemia patients.
I recently learned AML is a not uncommon side-effect caused by long term use of my oral chemotherapy drug, Revlimid, so any AML related news catches my eye. You can read the entire article by going to:
AML Patients Fare Better…
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat