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New Treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 11:24pm The FDA has approved Sprycel (dasatinib) for use in the treatment of adults in all phases of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with resistance or intolerance to prior therapy including Gleevec. Like Gleevec, Sprycel is very expensive. Gleevec can cost $35,000 dollars a year. The price of Sprycel, an oral medication, varies by dosage but the price ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Tue 27 Oct 2009 11:03pm The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Arzerra (ofatumumab) for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a slowly progressing cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Arzerra is approved for patients with CLL whose cancer is no longer being controlled by other forms of chemotherapy. CLL primarily affects people older th ... Read on »
Trials Point to More Treatment Options for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Posted Wed 07 Jul 2010 9:00pm Trials Point to More Treatment Options for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Adapted from the NCI Cancer Bulletin, vol. 7/no. 12, June 15, 2010 ( see the current issue ). Short-term results from two phase III clinical trials suggest that patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) may have new o ... Read on »
B-cell Surface Reactive Antibodies for the Treatment of B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia by Posted Sun 11 Oct 2009 5:00pm Description of Invention: B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) is a cancer characterized by a progressive accumulation of functionally incompetent lymphocytes. Despite high morbidity and mortality, the only available potential cure is allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCST). However, there is le ... Read on »
If chronic myeloid leukemia is a chronic leukemia, why does it have immature cells? by pathologystudent Posted Wed 19 May 2010 5:31pm Q. If the chronic leukemias have lots of mature cells, and the acute leukemias have immature cells, then how come chronic myeloid leukemia has lots of immature cells? Seems like it belongs in the acute leukemia category! A. I think the best way to look at it is to oversimplify it a little, to get at the basics, and then put in a litt ... Read on »
Living with Leukemia by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 27 Oct 2009 5:08pm A friend of mine, happily a really good writer, is living with chronic leukemia. Today, it’s a treatable disease, but only for the rich or the poor. If you are poor and are on ACCCHS (Arizona’s Medicaid ) Gleevec, the miracle drug that has converted leukemia from a death sentence to a chronic condition, can be covered depending on who yo ... Read on »
Leukemia Explained by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm 2 Comments ANNOUNCER: Leukemia, a cancer of white blood cells is diagnosed in about 29,000 adults and 2,000 children each year in the US. NEIL SHAH, MD: Leukemia is really defined as the overproduction of white blood cells; it's a blood disorder caused by, essentially, an abnormality in cells in the bone marrow. What makes it a cancer is that the cells hav ... Read on »
LEUKEMIA – CANCER OF THE WHITE BLOOD CELLS by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Mon 22 Mar 2010 12:00am Mar 22           Leukemia is a rather complex form of cancer.  The term refers to cancers of the white blood cells, which are also called leukocytes or WBCs.  The disorder actually starts in the tissue that forms the blood.  To understand the cancer disease more thoroughly, it he ... Read on »
Technique to Preserve Fertility in Young Women May Be Unsafe for Patients With Leukemia by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Fri 13 Aug 2010 12:51pm /PRNewswire/ -- Although the use of ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation has lead to 13 live births in women with lymphoma or solid tumors, this method of fertility preservation may be unsafe for patients with leukemia, according to a recent study published online in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology. The met ... Read on »
Monitoring Therapy in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia begins with bringing blood counts back to normal. BRIAN DRUKER, MD: When a person is diagnosed with CML, they often will have as many as one trillion leukemia cells. Their white count is 5 to 50 times the upper limit of normal. If we can lower their blood counts to normal, we say that that's a com ... Read on »