[Treatment of residual disease in chronic myeloid leukemia with STI-571 (Glivec)].


Cytoreductive therapy can ameliorate symptoms in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) but only treatment beyond hematologic remission aiming to affect the leukemic clone can improve prognosis. Up to now bone marrow transplantation is the only established therapy with the potential to completely eliminate the BCR-ABL positive cell population. Interferon-alpha (IFN… (More)