Telomere length and associations with somatic mutations and clinical outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
  • Mutation
  • Telomere

abstract

  • We examined the genetic implications and clinical impact of telomere length (TL) in 67 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). There was a trend toward improved survival at 6 months in patients with longer TL. We found that patients with activating mutations, such as FLT3-ITD, had shorter TL, while those with mutations in epigenetic modifying enzymes, particularly IDH1 and IDH2, had longer TL. These are intriguing findings that warrant further investigation in larger cohorts. Our data show the potential of TL as a predictive biomarker in AML and identify genetic subsets that may be particularly vulnerable to telomere-targeted therapies.

publication date

  • October 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5526052

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.leukres.2016.07.013

PubMed ID

  • 27568819

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 62

end page

  • 65

volume

  • 49