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AML Atlas, Facts & Treatment

Idarubicin

The Standard in AML Today

For first-line combination therapy in adult AML

  • Significantly fewer patients with resistant disease
  • Significantly higher complete remission rates*
  • Significantly longer survival* Superior therapeutic profile during induction*
  • And options for postinduction therapy

*In two of three US studies.

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