Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Atypical CML

Atypical chronic myelogenous leukemia (aCML) is a leukemic disorder that exhibits both myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative features at the time of diagnosis. What this means is that it is not truly a CML but a condition that can be confused with CML, but is essentially different. It is not very common. It is thought that these features denote a poor prognosis, but these cases ahve a variety of genetic abnormalities that are different from CML

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Iclusig (ponatinib)

Ponatinib (Iclusig, AP24534) was recently FDA approved for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It was approved based on the inital results of The PACE (Ponatinb Ph+ ALL and CML Evaluation) trial. B ecasue it not only attacks the CML mutation, BCR-ABL (including the T315I that other drugs doen affect it is an attarctive candidate for personalized use in conditions

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Sprycel after failing Gleevec

On June 28, 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved dasatinib (Sprycel; Bristol-Myers Squibb), a new small-molecule inhibitor of multiple tyrosine kinases, for the treatment of adults with chronic phase, accelerated phase, or myeloid or lymphoid blast phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) or Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph(+) ALL) with resistance or intolerance to prior therapy including imatinib. The

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