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Clofarabine (By injection)

Treats cancer, including leukemia.

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Clofarabine injection is used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the white blood cells, in patients who have already used at least 2 other cancer medicines. Clofarabine is an antineoplastic (cancer) medicine. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed by the body. Since the growth of normal cells may also be affected by clofarabine, other… Read more
Brand names include
Clolar, Clolar Novaplus
Drug classes About this
Antineoplastic Agent

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

A network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of induction treatments in acute myeloid leukemia in the elderly

This review concluded that all-trans retinoic acid or lomustine might be an effective addition but most induction regimens for acute myeloid leukaemia treatment had similar efficacy in elderly patients. The authors cautioned about the extent of the reliance on indirect comparisons. Potential selection biases and uncertain quality of the included trials may reduce the reliability of the conclusions.

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