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Experimental therapy increases length of survival in elderly AML patients

Posted on: July 3, 2013   by  Brant Cebulla

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A study recently published in Plos One reports that vitamin D and the drug deferasirox may help increase length of survival in elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

The researchers, led by Dr Etienne Paubelle of Paris Descartes University, administered deferasirox (1-2 g/day) and 100,000 IU of 25(OH)D/week in 17 patients with AML.

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