Special Issue "Treatment of Older Adults with Acute Myeloid Leukemia"
A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018).
Interests: acute myeloid leukemia; antibody-based therapy; CD33; clinical trials; minimal residual disease
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Curative-intent treatment algorithms with multi-agent chemotherapy and, often, hematopoietic cell transplantation are well-established for children, adolescents, and younger adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, with a median age of close to 70 years at diagnosis, AML primarily affects older adults. In these individuals, it is much less clear which treatment strategy optimizes the quantity and/or quality of life. Particular challenges the clinician faces in this patient population include increased therapeutic resistance and reduced tolerance to intensive therapies, especially when co-morbidities are present. The presumption that risks are not commensurate with potential benefits may explain why a large portion of older adults with AML never receives disease-directed therapy—despite data indicating that outcomes are improved if essentially all of these patients are given AML therapy. This Special Issue will focus on various aspects of the care of older adults with AML, including the decision-making process regarding most appropriate therapy (e.g., assessment of the fitness for AML therapy, determination of treatment intensity, and choice of “investigational” versus “standard” treatment), available and emerging intensive and non-intensive chemotherapy and transplant options, approaches to monitor treatment effects over time, quality of life considerations, and supportive care demands.
Dr. Roland B. Walter
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- acute myeloid leukemia
- geriatric assessment
- hematopoietic cell transplantation
- investigational therapy
- measurable (“minimal”) residual disease
- quality of life
- supportive care
- treatment intensity