Chronic myeloid leukemia

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Chronic myeloid leukemia is a chronic (slowly progressive) form of leukemia. It can be treated with Gleevec (Imatinib).[1] Other treatments that are sometimes used include Interferon.[1] Hydroxyurea has also been used,[2] as has Busulfan.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chronic myelogenous leukemia - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic.
  2. Georgii, A.; Heinze, B.; Loffler, H.; Queisser, W.; Hossfeld, D. K.; Pralle, H.; Kolb, H. J.; Hasford, J.; Heimpel, H.; Hehlmann, R. (15 July 1993). "Randomized comparison of busulfan and hydroxyurea in chronic myelogenous leukemia: prolongation of survival by hydroxyurea. The German CML Study Group". Blood. 82 (2): 398–407. doi:10.1182/blood.V82.2.398.398. PMID 8329700 – via
  3. Djaldetti, Meir; Padeh, Baruch; Pinkhas, Jack; De Vries, Andre (1966). "Prolonged Remission in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia after One Course of Busulfan" (PDF). Blood. 27 (1): 103–109. doi:10.1182/blood.V27.1.103.103. PMID 5216460.