Abstract:Recent reports suggested that central nervous system (CNS) involvement (CNS+) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) before allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is not an independent predictor of survival after allo-HSCT. However, these studies did not analyze minimal residual disease in the CNS at the time of allo-HSCT. We evaluated the effect of residual CNS+ on the transplant outcomes of 214 AML patients in a single institution. Twenty-one (10%) patients were diagnosed with … Show more
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