Acute myeloid leukemia in the older adults

António M. Almeida, Fernando Ramos*

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares

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Resumo

AML is an aggressive hematological malignancy with highest incidence in the older adults. The adverse features of AML in the elderly, and the frailties and comorbidities frequently present in them, make their management a particularly difficult therapeutic challenge. In this context, it is important to assess carefully patient- as well as disease-associated prognostic features with validated tools. The fittest patients should be considered for curative therapy, such as bone marrow transplantation, whereas low intensity options may be more appropriate for frail patients. Here we review how to assess patients with elderly AML and the treatments options available for them.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)1-7
Número de páginas7
RevistaLeukemia Research Reports
Volume6
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublished - 2016
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