What are the goals of treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)?

Updated: May 23, 2021
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Sara J Grethlein, MD, FACP  more...
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Goals of treatment of CML include the following:

  • Hematologic remission (normal CBC and physical examination [ie, no organomegaly])
  • Cytogenetic remission (normal chromosome returns with 0% Ph1-positive cells)
  • Molecular remission (negative polymerase chain reaction [PCR] result for BCR/ABL mRNA

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