Survival of elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

  title={Survival of elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia.},
  author={Alessandro Pulsoni and Livio Pagano and Roberto Latagliata and Marco Casini and Raffaella Cerri and Monica Crugnola and Lorella De Paoli and Eros di Bona and Rosangela Invernizzi and Filippo Marmont and Maria Concetta Petti and Gianmatteo Rigolin and Francesca Ronco and Antonio Spadano and Maria Elena Tosti and Giuseppe Visani and Alfonso Mele and Franco Mandelli},
  volume={89 3},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The prognosis of elderly patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is usually dismal, while the true survival of older patients not included in clinical trials is not known. We retrospectively evaluated the impact on survival of an aggressive versus a non-aggressive approach in 1005 patients aged >60 years registered in the database of the GIMEMA cooperative group. DESIGN AND METHODS Group A patients (n=621) received aggressive treatment, while group B patients… CONTINUE READING
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