Discussions that mention gleevec

Leukemia board


The therapy sometimes depends not only on which type of leukemia you have [AML, ALL, APL, CLL, CML etc.] but also which sub-type.

About 2 years ago, the FDA fast-tracked Gleevec / Glivec for CML because it stops/reverses CML in many patients. However, Gleevec is not a permanent cure for all CML patients; some patients relapse at which point a bone marrow transplant is considered.

Have you checked the National Cancer Institute? There's a lot of information available on different cancers, therapies and clinical trials.
[url="http://www.nci.nih.gov/"]http://www.nci.nih.gov/[/url]