Cancer

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment

Slide 1Targeted Drug Therapy:
Slide 1Targeted Drug Therapy:

Targeted drugs are designed in such a way that they are able to hit the specific gene or their proteins. In chronic myelogenous leukemia, there is a protein produced by BCR-ABL gene, called tyrosine. Targeted drugs for this disease are designed such that they block this particular protein.

Transplanting Blood Stem Cell:
Transplanting Blood Stem Cell:

This method is also known as bone marrow transplant. This therapy gives a definitive cure for this leukemia. In this treatment, high dose of chemotherapy is used for killing blood forming cells, which are formed at the bone marrow site.

Chemotherapy:
Chemotherapy:

This therapy is done in combination with other treatments. Usually, for chronic myelogenous leukemia treatment, chemotherapy is given in the form of a tablet. It has certain side effects which depend on the drug prescribed for you.

Biological Therapy:
Biological Therapy:

This therapy harnesses the immune system of the body. There is use of biological drug called interferon, which is a synthetic version of immune cells. Interferon reduces the growth of diseased blood cells.

Clinical Trials:
Clinical Trials:

A clinical trial is the study of new treatments which are being researched and to find out new ways of using the treatments which are being practiced.  Patients who are opting for clinical trials may get a chance to try latest treatments.

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