High chemo dosage improves survival for AML patients

12/5/2008 | Yahoo!

Research shows a higher dose of the chemotherapy drug daunorubicin increased median survival rates for patients with previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia, when compared with using the standard dosage. Patients in the high-dose group had overall survival of 23.7 months, compared to 15.1 months for patients in the standard-dose group.

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