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Datamonitor Healthcare Oncology Disease Analysis: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

February 19, 2021

AML is a type of heterogeneous hematological malignancy that originates from immature white blood cells (blasts) in the bone marrow, which may be derived from either a hematopoietic stem cell or a lineage-specific progenitor cell. “Acute” means that the leukemia may progress rapidly – AML generally spreads quickly to the bloodstream and can then spread to other parts of the body including the lymph nodes, spleen, central nervous system, and testicles.

Since 2017, there have been nine new drugs approved for AML in the US, dramatically changing the treatment landscape. Gone is the era where all front-line patients received either 7+3 chemotherapy or a hypomethylating agent (decitabine or azacitidine). Many of the new therapies target specific segments of AML or patients with specific mutations. As such, there is currently little competition between the new therapies, but that will change as therapies receive label expansions and new competitor therapies are approved.

This Datamonitor Healthcare report contains a Disease Analysis module.

Indications Covered: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
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