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Case Reports in Hematology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8581421, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8581421
Case Report

Complete Remission of Acute Myeloid Leukemia following Cisplatin Based Concurrent Therapy with Radiation for Squamous Cell Laryngeal Cancer

1Department of Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
2Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
3Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
4Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

Received 25 January 2016; Revised 1 March 2016; Accepted 10 March 2016

Academic Editor: Marie-Christine Kyrtsonis

Copyright © 2016 Mayur D. Mody et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a myeloid disorder with several established treatment regimens depending on patient and leukemic factors. Cisplatin is known to have strong leukemogenic potential and is rarely used even as salvage therapy in relapsed or refractory AML. We present a patient simultaneously diagnosed with AML and squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx, who was found to be in complete remission from AML following treatment with cisplatin based chemoradiotherapy for his laryngeal cancer.