Accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia

Accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
Classification and external resources
MeSH D015465

Accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia is a phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia in which the disease is progressing.[1] In this phase, 10-19 % of the cells in the blood and bone marrow are blast cells (immature blood cells).In accelerated phase, Leukemia cells grow quickly and common symptoms include fever, bone pain, swollen spleen, etc.[2] Prognosis is very poor once chronic myelogenous leukemia reaches the accelerated phase-it behaves similary to acute myeloid leukemia.Patients treated with imatinib, dasatinib, and nilotinib have shown meaningful rates of hematologic and cytogenetic response.[3]


External links

  • Accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia entry in the public domain NCI Cancer Dictionary

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.