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).

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