The Clinical Pharmacology of Cytosine Arabinoside

  • M. L. Slevin
  • E. M. Piall
  • G. W. Aherne
  • A. Johnston
  • T. A. Lister
Part of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Hämatologie und Bluttransfusion book series (HAEMATOLOGY, volume 28)


There is now little doubt that a proportion of patients with adult acute myelogenous leukaemia will achieve long-term survival and possibly cure with combination chemotherapy. Cytosine arabinoside (araC) is one of the most important drugs used in the treatment of this disease. Despite extensive clinical experience over the past 15 years, the schedule of administration remains controversial. These studies were conducted in an attempt to provide a greater understanding of the effect of both the schedule and route of administration on the clinical pharmacology of araC.


Acute Myelogenous Leukaemia Cytosine Arabinoside Subcutaneous Infusion Venous Infusion Neoplastic Meningitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Slevin
  • E. M. Piall
  • G. W. Aherne
  • A. Johnston
  • T. A. Lister

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