We report a case of therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML), M4 FAB subtype, with t(10;11)(p14;q21) chromosome abnormality developed in a patient treated for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) after 4 years of continuous complete remission (CCR). Two distinct forms of t-AML have been described: the classical type and the second type. Our case has many characteristics in common with the second type of t-AML such as: exposure to topoisomerase II active agents (idarubicin (IDA), mitoxantrone (MITOX), etoposide (VP16)), M4 FAB subtype, a latency period of 39 months and absence of a preleukemic phase. However, it differs in the chromosome 11 breakpoint (band q21 instead of q23) and absence of ALL-1 (Hrx, MLL, Htrx) gene involvement. This can represent the second observation of t-AML occurring after treatment for APL.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- Acute promyelocytic leukemia
- DNA topoisomerase II targeting agent
- Therapy-related leukemia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research