Martin S. Tallman, MD
After several decades without a new therapy, the approval of 4 treatments for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) over the span of just 4 months is, depending upon your perspective, either a total coincidence or an inevitable occurrence.
“It is very exciting that we finally understand this disease well enough to bring new medications to patients. The indications for which the 4 treatments have been approved to date suggest that a significant percentage of patients with AML should derive some benefit from at least one of the medications, and after 40 years without any new drugs, that’s a good start,” he said.
Four New Drugs in 4 Months
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