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ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines

ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Older Adults

The American Society of Hematology 2020 Guidelines for Treating Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Older Adults, developed in partnership with the McMaster GRADE Centre, offer treatment recommendations for this vulnerable population based on rigorous, systematic reviews of all available evidence. These guidelines were written to help older adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and their health care providers make critical care decisions, including if and how to proceed with cancer treatment and the need for blood transfusions for those in hospice care.

Access the full guidelines on the Blood Advances website:

American Society of Hematology 2020 guidelines for treating newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia in older adults

Learn more about the development process behind the AML guidelines.

Guideline Implementation Tools and Resources

ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines App

The ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines App provides easy access to every recommendation from all guidelines published by ASH, including rationale for each recommendation, benefits and harms associated with each recommended course of action, and links to the complete evidence-to-decision tables used to develop the recommendations. This app is also available via web interface.

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ASH Pocket Guides App

The ASH Pocket Guides App includes all of ASH’s pocket guides. This app is also available via web interface.

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ASH Statements

ASH Statement in Support of Palliative Blood Transfusions in Hospice Settings