Treatment options for chronic myeloid leukemia: imatinib versus interferon versus allogeneic transplant.

TitleTreatment options for chronic myeloid leukemia: imatinib versus interferon versus allogeneic transplant.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsAngstreich GR, Smith DB, Jones RJ
JournalCurrent opinion in oncology
Volume16
Issue2
Pagination95-9
Date Published2004 Mar
Abstract

This review considers recent developments in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia with attention to current data evaluating the relative roles of imatinib mesylate, interferon-alpha, and allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation. Additionally, the review discusses advances in the basic understanding of the mechanisms by which these three different therapies function against chronic myeloid leukemia.

Alternate JournalCurr Opin Oncol