Monoclonal Antibody Therapy of APL

  • P. G. Maslak
  • J. G. Jurcic
  • D. A. Scheinberg
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 313)


Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a rare subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for which a number of targeted therapies have been developed. The “targets” have included both genotypic and phenotypic features of the disease. The application of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to this disease to date have been limited to a relatively small number of studies where this therapy has been used to supplement effective approaches to the disease. The preliminary results have been promising, and further development of this modality as an effective adjunct to existing treatment regimens will most certainly occur in the near future.


Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Retinoic Acid Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Minimal Residual Disease Arsenic Trioxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Maslak
    • 1
  • J. G. Jurcic
    • 1
  • D. A. Scheinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA

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