Jorge E. Cortes, 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.

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.

Management of Patients With Resistant or Refractory Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

April 15, 2008

The introduction of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) has dramatically changed the management and prognostic outlook of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

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 lymphocytic leukemia

June 01, 2007

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a clonal malignancy that results from expansion of the mature lymphocyte compartment. This expansion is a ­consequence of prolonged cell survival, despite a varied cell turnover. The affected lymphocytes are of B-cell lineage in 95% of cases, and the remaining cases involve T lymphocytes, representing a distinct disorder. CLL is the most common leukemia in adults in Western countries, accounting for approximately 25%-30% of all leuke­mias. The proportion of cases diag­nosed with the early stages of the disease (Rai stage 0) has risen from 10% to 50%, probably because of earlier diagnosis (routine automated blood counts).  

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.