JOHN M. BENNETT, M.D.; DANIEL CATOVSKY, M.D.; MARIE T. DANIEL, M.D.; GEORGE FLANDRIN, M.D.; DAVID A. G. GALTON, M.D.; HARVEY R. GRALNICK, M.D.; CLAUDE SULTAN, M.D.
▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Harvey R. Gralnick, M.D.; Hematology Service, CPD, Clinical Center, Building 10, Room 2C390, National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, MD 20205.
BENNETT JM, CATOVSKY D, DANIEL MT, FLANDRIN G, GALTON DAG, GRALNICK HR, et al. Proposed Revised Criteria for the Classification of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
: A Report of the French-American-British Cooperative Group. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:620-625. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-4-620
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(4):620-625.
The first proposals for the morphologic classification of the acute leukemias by the French-American-British (FAB) group (1) were put forward in the hope that they might serve as a basis for a generally acceptable system of classification. Such a system would permit comparisons between series of cases, show prognostic differences between different categories, and provide a framework of reference for persons working in different biological disciplines who use material from patients with leukemia.
In the last 7 years the FAB proposals have been accepted by many groups involved in cooperative clinical trials with both acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic
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