Comorbidities and FLT3-ITD abnormalities as independent prognostic indicators of survival in elderly acute myeloid leukaemia patients.

@article{Breccia2009ComorbiditiesAF,
  title={Comorbidities and FLT3-ITD abnormalities as independent prognostic indicators of survival in elderly acute myeloid leukaemia patients.},
  author={Massimo Breccia and Anna Maria Frustaci and Laura Y Cannella and Caterina Stefanizzi and Roberto Latagliata and Claudio Cartoni and Daniela Diverio and Anna Rita Guarini and Mauro Nanni and Angela Rago and Giuseppe Cimino and Giuliana Alimena},
  journal={Hematological oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={148-53}
}
Elderly acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients have a dismal prognosis due to biological features of disease in itself and to presence of comorbidities. Aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of comorbidity prognostic score systems applied in our population of patients. as well as other clinical-biological features. We retrospectively considered the outcome of 120 patients aged >65 years diagnosed as having AML between January 2001 and December 2005. Comorbidities were… CONTINUE READING
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