A 21-year-old female asked:
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is bone marrow transplantation is curative for chronic myeloid leukemia caused by (philadelphia chromosome) ?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: In 70 to 80 percent of cases. The availability of tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as gleevec (imatinib) has moved transplant to 3rd line treatment
Answered on Feb 22, 2015
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This is : By definition a failure of the tyrosine kinase inhibitors. If the patient is chronic phase the curability with transplant should still be about 60%.
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Extremely: This person needs to be under the care of a very competent hemato-oncologist.
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