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Use of pharmacokinetics to measure response in CML

Use of pharmacokinetics to measure response in CML

What data are available concerning inter- and intrapatient variability in the pharmacokinetics of TKIs in chronic myeloid leukemia?

Measuring treatment response is essential to guiding leukemia treatment

Measuring treatment response is essential to guiding leukemia treatment

A measurement of the concentration of leukemia cells in patient bone marrow during the first 46 days of chemotherapy may allow for better matching of patients to the optimal intensity of chemotherapy.

Chromosomal rearrangement is key to progress against aggressive infant leukemia

Current research indicates that a rare but aggressive subtype of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has surprisingly few mutations beyond the chromosomal rearrangement that affects the MLL gene.

Childhood leukemia study reveals disease subtypes and new treatment options

Childhood leukemia study reveals disease subtypes and new treatment options

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has been found to have two distinct subtypes, and evidence indicates that roughly 13% of ALL cases may be successfully treated with targeted drugs used in the treatment of lymphomas in adults.

Breastfeeding may decrease risk of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Breastfeeding may decrease risk of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Breastfeeding a child may reduce that child's risk of developing pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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