Arsenic Trioxide | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Arsenic Trioxide

An antineoplastic agent, this medicine works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
Brand name: 
Trisenox, ATO
Bone Marrow Disease(s): 
myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)

It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating acute promylocitic leukemia (APL). Currently, researchers are studying arsenic trioxide, as a single agent or in combination with other medicines, for treating acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.

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