Relationship between plasma adriamycin levels and the outcome of remission induction therapy for acute nonlymphocytic leukemia

Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 1984;12(2):125-30. doi: 10.1007/BF00254604.


Plasma adriamycin and adriamycinol levels were measured in 45 patients with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia 3 h after the drug was administered. A wide range of levels as found. Plasma levels increased after the administration of each of the three daily doses of the drug. High plasma levels were associated with both death during remission induction therapy and, for patients who entered remission, long remissions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Doxorubicin / analogs & derivatives*
  • Doxorubicin / blood*
  • Doxorubicin / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Leukemia / blood*
  • Leukemia / drug therapy
  • Middle Aged


  • Doxorubicin
  • adriamycinol