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Pediatr Blood Cancer (epub ahead of print)
Mashan A et al. 


An 11-year-old male was diagnosed with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in 1998 and received therapy with interferon-α2b and low-dose cytarabine. In 6 years, he progressed to lymphoid blast crisis and received induction chemotherapy with prednisolone, vincristine, daunorubicin, and l-asparaginase concomitantly with imatinib 400 mg/day, and continuation with vincristine + prednisolone, cytarabine + etoposide, vincristine + l-asparaginase, cyclophosphamide + etoposide, and 6-mercaptopurine + methotrexate. Complete molecular response (MR) was achieved and therapy was continued with imatinib 800 mg/day. He relapsed to chronic-phase CML after interruption of imatinib and regained MR after its restart. The patient is alive 17.5 years after CML diagnosis and 11.5 years after lymphoid blast crisis.

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