Published in Cancer Weekly, July 6th, 2004
"White blood cell count (WBC) is generally accepted as a prognostic risk factor in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) outcome and displays a marked interindividual variation. The dose regimen currently used ignores the size of the tumor burden and the standardization of the dose is generally based on body surface area. In this study we have investigated the effect of cell density on the cytotoxic activity of daunorubicin (DNR) and cytosine arabinoside (AraC) towards HL60 cells and leukemic cells isolated from patients with AML," investigators in Sweden report.
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