1. bookVolume 60 (2022): Issue 2 (June 2022)
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30 Mar 2015
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Acute myelogenous leukemia – current recommendations and approaches in molecular-genetic assessment

Published Online: 14 Jun 2022
Volume & Issue: Volume 60 (2022) - Issue 2 (June 2022)
Page range: 103 - 114
Received: 10 Dec 2021
Journal Details
First Published
30 Mar 2015
Publication timeframe
4 times per year

Acute myelogenous leukemia is a multi-step hematological malignancy, affecting function, growth, proliferation and cell cycle of myeloid precursors. Overall assessment of patients with the disease requires among everything else, a comprehensive investigation of the genetic basis through various methods such as cytogenetic and molecular-genetic ones. This clarification provides diagnostic refinement and carries prognostic and predictive value in respect of essential therapeutic choices.

With this review of the literature, we focus on summarizing the latest recommendations and preferred genetic methods, as well as on emphasizing on their general benefits and limitations. Since none of these methods is actually totipotent, we also aim to shed light over the often-difficult choice of appropriate genetic analyses.


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