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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about chronic myelogenous leukemia, see the following:

  • Leukemia Home Page
  • What You Need to Know About™ Leukemia
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies
  • Drugs Approved for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Drugs Approved for Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Biological Therapies for Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Blood Stem Cell Transplants
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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