Salvage Therapy

For many patients with AML, initial treatments fail to achieve remission. If your AML doesn’t respond to induction therapy (refractory disease), or if you achieve remission and then experience a relapse (relapsed disease), you may be offered salvage therapy.

For patients with recurrent AML, salvage therapy may involve further rounds of chemotherapytargeted therapy, or arsenic trioxide therapy. There are also a number of medications developed especially for patients with relapsed AML. Some patients who need salvage therapy enrol in a clinical trial designed for treatment of resistant or relapsed disease. Depending on your age and disease type, you may also be offered stem cell transplantation.  

 

Videos

Co to jest leczenie ratunkowe?

Dr Agnieszka Wierzbowska z Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Lodzi tlumaczy, na czym polega leczenie ratunkowe.

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La terapia di salvataggio

La dott.ssa Chiara Bonini, docente all’Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano (IT), al Congresso Annuale dell’ASH (American Society of Hematology) spiega che, durante il percorso di induzione e consolidamento, nel quale l’obiettivo è di mantenere la malattia in remissione completa, può succedere di dover mettere in atto un nuovo trattamento a causa di una recidiva.

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Terapia de salvamento em leucemias agudas

Neste vídeo educativo, o Dr. Eduardo Rego da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, descreve a terapia de salvamento.

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