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LDAC 80 mg propranolol mastercard, multiple clinical trials have explored combining LDAC Subgroup analysis demonstrated similar outcomes after intensive with novel investigational agents in an attempt to improve responses versus Aza or Dec therapy in older patients with adverse karyotype discount propranolol 40 mg mastercard, in unfit older patients 40 mg propranolol otc. Investigators from the Neth- erlands analyzed their center’s results in 227 AML patients 60 Hypomethylating therapy years old consecutively treated with intensive chemotherapy Over the last several years buy propranolol 40mg free shipping, hypomethylating therapy with 1 of 2 (n 90), Aza (n 26), or best supportive care (n 97). Despite agents, decitabine (Dec) and azacitidine (Aza), has been increas- the relatively small number of Aza-treated patients in this study, van ingly used in place of standard intensive chemotherapy for the der Helm et al also found similar overall 1-year (57% vs 56%, treatment of “unfit” elderly patients with AML. Both induction modalities were significantly became available to clinicians, the number of older AML patients superior to supportive care only (1- and 2-year overall survival of treated with hypomethylating agents rather than standard induction 16% and 2%, respectively). A complete discussion of chromosome 5 and/or 7 aberrations. The reader is referred to recent Moreover, despite these impressive CR rates, other retrospective reviews for additional information. In contrast to of 75% after Dec therapy in 8 patients with AML characterized by younger patients, FLT-3 ITD mutations appear to have a negative DNMT3A mutations. Prior studies have also shown that epigenetic therapy results in similar (poor) out- Emerging data have suggested that, of the 2 hypomethylating comes as intensive chemotherapy in older patients with FLT-3 agents, Dec may represent the more effective agent for treatment of mutant AML. Post hoc analysis of this trial subsequently addition of sorafenib, an oral inhibitor of multiple tyrosine kinases demonstrated a trend to overall survival favoring Dec. One large retrospective analysis found a statisti- tant AML (median age of 64 years) was well tolerated and resulted cally significant improvement in overall survival for Dec over Aza in an overall response rate of 46%. Individu- and many patients require inpatient hospitalization for at least the als up to the age of 75 years who achieve sufficient disease control first cycle of therapy and potentially for several weeks afterward for after upfront AML therapy and have few comorbidities should be daily transfusions and infectious complications. Ten-day Dec considered for consolidation with allogeneic stem cell transplanta- induction has also been associated with treatment mortality rates tion (alloSCT), ideally with reduced intensity conditioning regi- indistinguishable from those of intensive chemotherapy in elderly mens, because this remains the only potential curative therapeutic individuals. Analyses of the SEER database clearly largely outpatient therapy and for whom treatment-related mortality show that older individuals (46 of 5480 patients or 0. Two-year survival rates after AML Novel agents for older AML patients diagnosis in alloSCT recipients aged 65-69 and 70-74 years were Despite advances in our understanding of and options for the also surprisingly high, at 50% and 30. Clearly, there is a need for individuals) may preclude alloSCT in the majority of older patients. Sorror discusses criteria for the selection patients. Unfortunately, it is estimated that only 5%-10% of adult of AML patients for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. AML patients enroll in clinical trials nationwide,16 making it difficult to impossible to determine which agents are superior to the For those individuals in remission who are not eligible for alloSCT, currently available options in a timely fashion. Moreover, to date, the standard approach has been to administer “consolidation” many agents in recent clinical development for this patient popula- chemotherapy consisting of lower doses of the same agents used in tion have turned out to be either too toxic in older individuals or induction therapy. To date, there is no consensus on the number of ineffective in improving overall survival for elderly patients with consolidation chemotherapy cycles (range 1-4), number of agents Hematology 2014 17 (cytarabine alone vs cytarabine anthracycline), and drug dose (high- vs intermediate-dose cytarabine) needed for the best possible outcomes for older patients with AML. In the Medical Research Council AML11 trial, 1314 older patients with AML who achieved remission after 2 cycles of standard induction were prospectively randomized to receive 1 additional chemotherapy course (total 3 courses) or an additional 3 courses after remission (total 6 courses). Long-term outcomes did not differ between patients treated with 3 versus 6 cycles, suggesting the lack of any benefit beyond 1 cycle of consolidation therapy. For lack of better information, older patients with favorable- or intermediate-risk AML who achieve CR after upfront cytarabine and anthracycline-based chemotherapy typically are offered 2-4 cycles of intermediate- to high-dose cytarabine. In contrast, patients with adverse karyotype AML who achieve CR have been shown to fare poorly regardless of intensive induction and consolidation chemotherapy and therefore should be referred for investigational therapy in the postremission setting. Despite lower morphologic CR rates compared with intensive chemotherapy, many older patients with AML achieve adequate disease control and prolonged survival with hypomethylating therapy and are therefore recommended to continue on therapy indefinitely until evidence of disease progression, mirroring the treatment Figure 1. Potential treatment approach for the older adult with AML. In been shown to prolong overall disease-free survival in some the absence of appropriate trials, fit older individuals with favorable individuals. Fit older patients with intermediate-risk AML patients may be offered upfront intensive chemotherapy or hypomethylating Older individuals with AML who are deemed ineligible or unsuit- therapy. Individuals with AML with adverse karyotype and unfit able for alloSCT should be counseled early in the course of the older patients with AML (regardless of karyotype) are unlikely to disease about their overall prognosis, specifically the fact that, benefit from intensive induction or consolidation chemotherapy and although current and investigational treatment approaches may therefore should be treated preferentially with hypomethylating extend survival, they will not be curative. Surveys of newly agents or investigational therapies. Fit patients with intermediate- or diagnosed patients with AML have demonstrated that the majority poor-risk AML who achieve CR should be referred for alloSCT, of individuals do not recall being offered more than one treatment preferably with reduced-intensity conditioning.

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