Chronic Myeloid Leukemia


Many Patients with “Chemo Brain” Recover within Five Years (May 23, 2011)

A study of “chemo brain”—the foggy thinking and forgetfulness that patients may experience after chemotherapy—suggests that the condition improves substantially over time for a majority of patients.... Continue Reading

CML Patients Treated with Gleevec Have Normal Life Expectancy (March 31, 2011)

People with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) that is in complete remission after two years of treatment with Gleevec® (imatinib) have survival rates that are similar to those of the general population.... Continue Reading

Tasigna Improves Outcomes in Newly Diagnosed CML (December 10, 2010)

According to updated results from a Phase III clinical trial, Tasigna® (nilotinib) continues to be more effective than Gleevec® (imatinib) for the initial treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed... Continue Reading

Sprycel® Approved for Initial Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (November 5, 2010)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of Sprycel® (dasatinib) to include the initial treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic... Continue Reading

Tasigna Approved for Initial Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (June 22, 2010)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of Tasigna® (nilotinib) to include the initial treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic... Continue Reading

Sprycel May Be More Effective than Gleevec for Initial Treatment of CML (June 5, 2010)

In the initial treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), Sprycel® (dasatinib) produces higher response rates than Gleevec® (imatinib). These results were presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the... Continue Reading

Survivors of Some Childhood Cancers May Face Cognitive Impairment (May 18, 2010)

Survivors of non-central nervous system (CNS) childhood cancers reported a statistically and clinically significantly higher rate of neurocognitive impairment than their cancer-free siblings, according... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Long-term Efficacy of Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant Versus Bone Marrow Transplant (April 29, 2010)

For leukemia patients who undergo allogeneic stem cell transplantation, 10-year results indicate that bone-marrow transplantation (BMT) and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) produce similar... Continue Reading

Tasigna May Be More Effective than Gleevec for Initial Treatment of CML (January 28, 2010)

In the initial treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), Tasigna® (nilotinib) appears to produce higher response rates than Gleevec® (imatinib) 400 mg/day. These results were presented at the 2009... Continue Reading

September Is National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month (August 28, 2009)

As the month of September brings leukemia and lymphoma into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of these diseases, including their prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment... Continue Reading

Accelerated Phase Overview (July 30, 2009)

Overview Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is the abnormal growth of relatively mature myeloid white blood cells. The disease is associated with a chromosomal abnormality in which genetic material from chromosome... Continue Reading

Sprycel® Superior to High-dose Gleevec® in Gleevec-resistant CML (July 1, 2009)

Sprycel® (dasatinib) produces a higher response rate and improves progression-free survival in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who have grown resistant to Gleevec® (imatinib), according... Continue Reading

Formaldehyde Exposure May Increase Risk of Blood and Lymphatic Cancers (June 23, 2009)

Industrial workers who are exposed to formaldehyde may be at an increased risk of dying from blood and lymphatic cancers, particularly myeloid leukemia but also Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma,... Continue Reading

Cancer’s Glamour Girl (March 20, 2009)

Down-to-earth and down-to-business when it comes to cancer advocacy, Erin Zammett Ruddy discusses her very public journey with chronic myeloid leukemia and why she continues to share her story. by Diana... Continue Reading

The American Society of Clinical Oncology 2008: Highlights of Treatment of Hematological Malignancies (January 30, 2009)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology 2008: Highlights of Treatment of Hematological Malignancies The 2008 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), held in Chicago, Illinois,... Continue Reading

Early Dose Intensity of Gleevec® May Optimize Response for Chronic Phase CML (January 20, 2009)

Early Dose Intensity of Gleevec® May Optimize Response for Chronic Phase CML Patients with newly diagnosed chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CP-CML) who receive high doses (600 mg) of Gleevec®... Continue Reading

LYN Kinase Affects Sensitivity to Gleevec® in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (July 1, 2008)

LYN Kinase Affects Sensitivity to Gleevec® in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia A protein structure known as the LYN kinase appears to play an important role in the effectiveness of Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate)... Continue Reading

Sprycel® Effective for Newly Diagnosed Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (June 27, 2008)

Sprycel® Effective for Newly Diagnosed Chronic Myeloid Leukemia The targeted agent Sprycel® (dasatinib) is an effective treatment for patients newly diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). These... Continue Reading

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