Chronic myeloid leukemia: New lab test could identify imatinib resistance

Sorry not much posting on here recently but this article is interesting…

Scientists in Japan may have developed a way to accurately predict those patients who will resist treatment with imatinib, which is the standard of care for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).”

"Using this test, we are now able to identify and predict the most suitable treatment option for individual chronic myeloid leukemia patients," said Ohba. "This technique is both sensitive and practical to use; it is especially useful for patients who are in relapse, a case in which the clinician’s important decision regarding the next step in treatment must be made quickly and accurately

Chronic myeloid leukemia: New lab test could identify imatinib resistance

I will try and get a personal update out soon

Rob

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