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.
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
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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