Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and the Development of Gleevec
Why is the story of the development of Gleevec important?
Although I have not yet had the opportunity to have direct experience with the use of
Gleevec, I am extremely excited by the development of this
agent and look forward to having it available to treat my chronic myeloid
leukemia patients. This article will focus on the extraordinary story of the development of Gleevec and how it has been intimately intertwined with our growing understanding of
this rare type of leukemia (cancer of the
white blood cells).