The prognostic significance of serum beta2 microglobulin levels in acute myeloid leukemia and prognostic scores predicting survival: analysis of 1,180 patients.

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Journal Article


Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, Volume 14, Issue 3, p.721-30 (2008)


Aged, beta 2-Microglobulin, Fluorodeoxyglucose F18, Humans, Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Positron-Emission Tomography, Predictive Value of Tests, Prognosis, Retrospective Studies, ROC Curve, Survival Analysis, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Tumor Markers, Biological


Serum beta(2) microglobulin (beta2M) is prognostic in other hematologic malignancies; therefore, we evaluated its prognostic significance in acute myeloid leukemia (AML).