Which medications in the drug class Interferons are used in the 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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Interferons

Alfa, beta, and gamma are the 3 types of interferons known to date. The alfa group has been found to inhibit propagation of Ph-positive hematopoietic clone, allowing return of normal cells in bone marrow.

Peginterferon alfa 2a (Pegasys)

Alfa, beta, and gamma are the 3 types of interferons known to date. The alfa group has been found to inhibit propagation of Ph1-positive hematopoietic clones, allowing return of normal cells in bone marrow.


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