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Antibody-Targeted Chemotherapy-Induced Remission And Stem-Cell Transplantation Prolong Disease-Free Survival For Leukemia Patients

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December 14, 2000
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Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who achieve remission with the antibody-targeted chemotherapy agent Mylotarg™ (gemtuzumab ozogamicin for injection) have prolonged disease-free survival following stem cell transplantation according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

SEATTLE - December 4, 2000 - Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who achieve remission with the antibody-targeted chemotherapy agent Mylotarg™ (gemtuzumab ozogamicin for injection) have prolonged disease-free survival following stem cell transplantation according to research presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). These early data, from clinical studies conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and other centers, suggest that pre-transplant therapy with Mylotarg can enable patients to receive curative therapy in the form of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.


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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. "Antibody-Targeted Chemotherapy-Induced Remission And Stem-Cell Transplantation Prolong Disease-Free Survival For Leukemia Patients." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 December 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001204072823.htm>.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. (2000, December 14). Antibody-Targeted Chemotherapy-Induced Remission And Stem-Cell Transplantation Prolong Disease-Free Survival For Leukemia Patients. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001204072823.htm
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. "Antibody-Targeted Chemotherapy-Induced Remission And Stem-Cell Transplantation Prolong Disease-Free Survival For Leukemia Patients." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001204072823.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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