Rapid Rx Quiz: Acute Leukemia Treatment

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


May 22, 2023

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are the two main types of acute leukemia. In general, AML occurs more often in adults, whereas ALL occurs more often in children. AML is an aggressive type of cancer and has a greatly variable diagnosis. ALL treatment for adults is often inspired by regimens for younger patient populations; however, children have higher rates of success. Considering all other forms of acute leukemia, AML accounts for approximately 85% of all adult acute leukemia cases, whereas ALL accounts for about 15% of adult cases (and 75%-80% of all cases in children under the age of 15). In addition to varying by age, rates can vary by region and other demographics.

Refresh yourself on advances in acute leukemia treatment, including indications, contraindications, and adverse events, with this short quiz.


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