Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Advancements
The outlook for people with chronic myeloid leukemia has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. A number of medications are now keeping the disease under wraps.
Some Drugs are Easier to Stick with Than Others
So you have to take a pill every day. It's saving your life, but doing anything every single day for the rest of your life is daunting. Recent research looked at which medications leukemia patients take more faithfully.
Drug Offers Cancer Patients a Normal Life
For some patients, living with chronic myelogenous leukemia ( CML ) isn't terribly difficult; it just means taking a single pill once a day and living normal life.
When One Drug Doesn't Work Another One Does
The medication Gleevec ( imatinib ) remains the standard of care for people newly diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia ( CML ). But not all patients respond well to this medicine, and now they have an alternative.
New Therapy for Leukemia in the Works
Chronic myeloid leukemia ( CML ) results when the growth of white blood cells goes berserk and too many are produced in the bone marrow. A new method to treat this disease is being studied.
Getting Cancer Drugs to Market Faster
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has plenty of detractors. It's accused of being sluggish and too cumbersome in approving new medications, especially vitally important anti-cancer medications.
One of the "Easy Cancers"
A patient remembers the day he was diagnosed. Writing on a patient support group forum, he recalls, "I had one of the first oncologists I saw tell me 'you got the cancer I can treat. One pill a day and you carry on. Who's luckier than you?'"
Understanding of Alzheimer's Expanding
If we only knew exactly what caused Alzheimer's disease, it might be easier to treat. Scientists are making headway in both arenas.