complete remission


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complete remission

Complete response Oncology Disappearance of all signs and symptoms of disease–eg, cancer, multiple sclerosis, with normalization of all biochemical and radiologic parameters, as well as a negative repeat biopsy–pathologic remission. Cf Partial remission.
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The researchers studied 13 centers, including 522 patients ages 16-65 years, in Europe and the Netherlands that had performed more than 30 BMTs between January 1, 1987 and December 31, 1995 for AML in first complete remission.
The authors theorize that a delay between the onset of complete remission and the initiation of post-remission treatment might account for the failure of autologous transplantation to improve survival.
The study's single APL patient not previously treated with retinoic acid has gone into complete remission, and the two lung cancer patients have stabilized, Warrell says.
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