The authors have treated 38 patients with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia in their single center in the last five years. Conventional chemotherapy provided about 40-50% hematological response, interferon-alpha seems to be more effective, complete hematological remission occurred in 65%. Interphase cytogenetics and fluorescein in situ hybridisation technique was used to measure the cytogenetic response. They observed complete cytogenetic remission in two cases (8%), major response in 11 (39%), minor response in 4 (15%) and minimal response in 4 cases (15%). Interferon-alpha is an effective, well-tolerated medicine in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia.
|Translated title of the contribution||Treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia with interferon-alpha|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 26 2000|
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