Cure Discussion - Leukemia

When to Stop Beneficial Treatment in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

When to Stop Beneficial Treatment in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

When it comes to the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), one type of therapy has taken center stage: tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). CML occurs because of a type of genetic mutation kn...

Leukemia's Lionheart: The Fight of a Lifetime

Leukemia's Lionheart: The Fight of a Lifetime

In January 1995, on a wintry Michigan morning, I swung by an Air Force clinic on my way to work to pick up some test results taken before the Christmas holidays to pinpoint the root of my back pain...

Telephone Intervention Reduces Unplanned Hospital Visits for Patients With Blood Cancers

Telephone Intervention Reduces Unplanned Hospital Visits for Patients With Blood Cancers

A navigator-designed, proactive, weekly, telephone support call to help patients with blood cancers manage their symptoms between appointments was able to significantly reduce unplanned hospitaliza...

CML SIDE EFFECTS AND OUT OF POCKET COSTS

CML SIDE EFFECTS AND OUT OF POCKET COSTS

Are the side effects that one is experiencing from the medications controllable? And, if the cost of these specialty medications keep going up, what are the risks that patients can't afford them a...

Moving Away from Chemo in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

Moving Away from Chemo in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

Progress in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) has reached about an 80 percent cure rate since the disease was first identified in the 1950s. A standard therapy for newly diagnosed patients is the ...