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What sort of disease is chronic myelogenous leukemia (c.M.L.)?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Bcr-abl

CML is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells in the blood (= -emia part).
Other leukemias include cll, aml, all, etc. CML is often diagnosed by testing on peripheral blood or bone marrow. The bcr-abl translocation (philadelphia chromosome) is found in cml. Treatment may be a variety of pills. The most common initial treatment has been gleevec (imatinib). Other drugs are available.

In brief: Bcr-abl

CML is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells in the blood (= -emia part).
Other leukemias include cll, aml, all, etc. CML is often diagnosed by testing on peripheral blood or bone marrow. The bcr-abl translocation (philadelphia chromosome) is found in cml. Treatment may be a variety of pills. The most common initial treatment has been gleevec (imatinib). Other drugs are available.
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