Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphocytic leukemia: a new era of challenges.

@article{Thomas2007PhiladelphiaCP,
  title={Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphocytic leukemia: a new era of challenges.},
  author={Deborah A. Thomas},
  journal={Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program},
  year={2007},
  pages={435-43}
}
Significant advances in the treatment of Philadelephia chromosome (Ph)- or BCR-ABL-positive acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) have been made since the discovery of the selective ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Whereas the outcome with standard chemotherapy was previously dismal, incorporation of imatinib mesylate into frontline therapy has improved relapse-free and overall survival. The benefit of imatinib extends particularly to instances where allogeneic stem cell transplantation in… CONTINUE READING

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