Colony-stimulating factors for prevention and treatment of infectious complications in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia.

BACKGROUND Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a fatal bone marrow cancer. Colony-stimulating factors (CSFs) are frequently administered during and after chemotherapy to reduce complications. However, their safety with regard to disease-related outcomes and survival in AML is unclear. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate… CONTINUE READING