Hagop M. Kantarjian, MD | Authors

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Myelodysplastic Syndromes

June 01, 2016

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of hematologic malignancies of the pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells. These disorders are characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, including abnormalities in proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis.

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

June 01, 2016

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a clonal myeloproliferative disorder resulting from the neoplastic transformation of the primitive hematopoietic stem cell.

Treatment of Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) With a Focus on Emerging Investigational and Targeted Therapies

September 12, 2012

In this review, we will discuss the management of ALL in the adult population, in the context of the recently published guidelines from the NCCN. We will focus in particular on the strides being made in salvage and targeted approaches.

Cancer Management Chapter 30: Chronic myeloid leukemia

March 15, 2010

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a clonal myeloproliferative disorder resulting from the neoplastic transformation of the primitive hematopoietic stem cell. The disease is monoclonal in origin, affecting myeloid, monocytic, erythroid, megakaryocytic, B-cell, and, sometimes, T-cell lineages. Bone marrow stromal cells are not involved.

Cancer Management Chapter 32: Myelodysplastic syndromes

March 13, 2010

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of hematologic malignancies of the pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells. These disorders are characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, including abnormalities in proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. The overall clinical phenotype is peripheral cytopenias in the setting of a normocellular or hypercellular bone marrow and an increased risk for transformation to acute leukemia.

Myelodysplastic ­syndromes

June 01, 2007

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of hematologic malignanciesof the pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells. These disorders arecharacterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, including abnormalities inproliferation, differ­entiation, and apoptosis.

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

June 01, 2007

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a clonal myeloproliferative disor­der resulting from the neoplastic transformation of the primitive hemato­poie­tic stem cell. The disease is monoclonal in origin, affecting myeloid, mono­cytic, erythroid, megakaryocytic, B-cell, and, sometimes, T-cell linea­ges. Bone marrow stromal cells are not involved.

Optimal First-Line Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: How to Use Imatinib and What Role for Newer Drugs?

May 01, 2007

The development of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeted against the causative Bcr-Abl protein in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), has resulted in hematologic and cytogenetic remissions in all phases of CML. Following imatinib treatment, more than 90% of patients obtain complete hematologic response, and 70% to 80% achieve a complete cytogenetic response. With 5 years of follow-up, the data are very encouraging, exhibiting a major change in the natural history of the disease. The understanding of at least some of the mechanisms of resistance to imatinib has led to a rapid development of new agents that may overcome this resistance. Combination strategies are currently being investigated in preliminary clinical studies and may prove to be useful. Overall, there are an increasing number of treatment options now available for patients with CML.

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

April 01, 2005

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a clonal myeloproliferative disorder resulting from the neoplastic transformation of the primitive hemopoietic stem cell [1-4]. The disease is monoclonal in origin, affecting myeloid, monocytic, erythroid, megakaryocytic, B-cell, and, sometimes, T-cell lineages [4,5].