Waka Sugawara

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Several approaches for the detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have shown the importance of determining the level of MRD precisely. In the present study, we tested a new real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RQ-PCR) strategy with minor groove binder (MGB) technology for immunoglobulin heavy(More)
A 6-year-old girl with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was treated with imatinib 230 mg/m2/day and its pharmacokinetics were investigated. The patient had a complete hematologic response on day 21, but had a minor cytogenetic response and the CML progressed to a blast crisis on day 133. At present, she has maintained complete cytogenetic remission with(More)
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