AbstractWe report on a patient diagnosed with myeloid BC-CML in which a complete cytogenetic remission confirmed by FISH assay was obtained after therapy with carboplatin-ARA-C. However, RT-PCR analysis showed persistence of the p210 bcrabl translocation. Accordingly, the level of residual malignant cells should be between 10(-2) and 10(-6). Autologous stem cell transplantation was performed, but relapse occurred 11 months after blast crisis. This case supports the effectiveness of a carboplatin-ARA-C protocol in BC-CML in order to induce cytogenetic remissions.
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Vol. 82 No. 5 (1997): September, 1997 : Case Reports
Ferrata Storti Foundation, Pavia, Italy
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