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Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186-188

A short report on chronic myeloid leukemia from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Department of Internal Medicine and Hematology, Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh, India

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Pankaj Malhotra
Department of Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.123728

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Post Graduate Institute (PGI) Chandigarh is a premier institute of North India. There are approximately 70,000 admissions per year. The adult clinical hematology department sees more than 2000 new patients per year. A preliminary analysis of 299 chronic myeloid leukemia patients registered from January 2001 until December 2007 was done. Out of these, 256 (86%) patients were in chronic phase (CP). The median age at presentation was 40 years. At 6 months of follow-up 95% of patients who were started on Imatinib mesylate based therapy remained in CP. Partial cytogenetic remission was seen in 69% of patients while complete cytogenetic response was seen in only 20% of patients at 6 months on Imatinib mesylate.

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