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Kidney function in African American AML patients not linked to reduced survival compared with whites

Key clinical point: While African Americans with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were more likely to have evidence of abnormal kidney function, this didn’t affect overall survival, compared with whites.

Major finding: Median overall survival was 13.7 months for African Americans and 14.9 months for whites (P = 0.89).

Study details: Retrospective study of 1,040 AML patients who received chemotherapy at Cleveland Clinic between 2003 and 2019.

Disclosures: Study authors provided disclosures related to Amgen, SimulStat, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Takeda, Pfizer, Novartis, Celgene Corporation, Abbvie, and Incyte, among others.


Statler A et al. ASH 2019, Abstract 381.