Cytarabine Idarubicin Vorinostat induction

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Cytarabine (Cytosar), Idarubicin (Idamycin), Vorinostat (Zolinza) induction


7-day course x 1-2 cycles

Supportive medications:

  • Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) (note: the paper spelled this as "salumedrol"--it's assumed this is what they meant) 50 mg IV on days of cytarabine to prevent fever and rash

To be followed by Cytarabine (Cytosar), Idarubicin (Idamycin), Vorinostat (Zolinza) consolidation therapy.


  1. Garcia-Manero G, Tambaro FP, Bekele NB, Yang H, Ravandi F, Jabbour E, Borthakur G, Kadia TM, Konopleva MY, Faderl S, Cortes JE, Brandt M, Hu Y, McCue D, Newsome WM, Pierce SR, de Lima M, Kantarjian HM. Phase II Trial of Vorinostat With Idarubicin and Cytarabine for Patients With Newly Diagnosed Acute Myelogenous Leukemia or Myelodysplastic Syndrome. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jun 20;30(18):2204-10. Epub 2012 May 14. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed