Published in Cancer Law Weekly, November 18th, 2006
According to recent research from Germany, "AML is mainly affecting elderly patients. Elderly patients are increasingly affected by impairment of FS."
"FS is of prognostic relevance for survival in different tumours. Data for patients with AML are rare. Within a prospective trial we recruited patients with newly diagnosed AML and measured FS by two different methods: Karnofsky performance status (KPS) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). Sixty-three patients aged 19-85 years (median 61.1) were included. Twenty-three had prior myelodisplastic...
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