What is the role of cytogenetic studies in the management of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Cytogenetic studies performed on bone marrow provide important prognostic information. Guidelines from an international expert panel, on behalf of the European LeukemiaNet (ELN), recommend risk stratification for patients with AML on the basis of genetic abnormalities. The ENL identifies three levels of risk: favorable, intermediate, and adverse. [26]


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