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The 2008 revision of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia: rationale and important changes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19357394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recently the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the European Association for Haematopathology and the Society for Hematopathology, published a revised and updated edition of the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues. The 4th edition of the WHO classification incorporates new information that has emerged from scientific and clinical studies in the interval since the publication of the 3rd edition in 2001, and includes new criteria for the recognition of some previously described neoplasms as well as clarification and refinement of the defining criteria for others. It also adds entities-some defined principally by genetic features-that have only recently been characterized. In this paper, the classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia is highlighted with the aim of familiarizing hematologists, clinical scientists, and hematopathologists not only with the major changes in the classification but also with the rationale for those changes.
Authors:
James W Vardiman; Jüergen Thiele; Daniel A Arber; Richard D Brunning; Michael J Borowitz; Anna Porwit; Nancy Lee Harris; Michelle M Le Beau; Eva Hellström-Lindberg; Ayalew Tefferi; Clara D Bloomfield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Consensus Development Conference; Guideline; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2009-04-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood     Volume:  114     ISSN:  1528-0020     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-31     Completed Date:  2009-09-21     Revised Date:  2010-01-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603509     Medline TA:  Blood     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  937-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, University of Chicago, IL, USA. james.vardiman@uchospitals.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Bone Marrow Examination / standards
Cell Count
Cell Lineage
Chromosome Aberrations
Eosinophilia / classification
Hematologic Neoplasms / classification
Humans
Leukemia / classification*,  diagnosis,  genetics,  pathology
Mastocytosis, Systemic / classification
Mutation
Myelodysplastic Syndromes / classification*,  diagnosis,  genetics,  pathology
Myelodysplastic-Myeloproliferative Diseases / classification,  diagnosis,  genetics,  pathology
Myeloproliferative Disorders / classification*,  diagnosis,  genetics,  pathology
Neoplastic Stem Cells / pathology
Preleukemia / classification
Terminology as Topic
World Health Organization
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Blood. 2010 Jan 21;115(3):748-9; author reply 749-50   [PMID:  20093414 ]

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