The significance of FLT3 mutations in AML

Ali Bazarbachi, MD, from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon provides an overview of FLT3 mutations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) in Valencia, Spain. FLT3 is a tyrosine kinase and FLT3 mutations are seen in over 30% of AML patients according to Prof Bazarbachi. FLT3 mutations are associated with a poor prognosis and currently, researchers are investigating the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors to target FLT3 mutations.

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