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.
Eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection resulted in complete remission
of high-grade B-cell gastric lymphoma in seven of eight patients, reported Dr.
Indeed, four of the 28 experienced a complete remission
of their disease.
Three of the women (12 percent) went into complete remission
after getting this drug for up to 15 months.