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Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a cancer of the blood. It affects a particular type of white blood cells called myeloid cells, or “myeloblasts.”
Children and teens with leukemia are treated through the
Leukemia Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s has played a key role in refining treatment for childhood leukemia, and we continue to be a world leader in
childhood leukemia clinical trials designed to increase cure rates, decrease treatment-related side effects and improve care for long-term survivors. The Leukemia Program also offers families the chance to have their child's leukemia cells molecularly profiled, which may help identify opportunities for
in-depth information on chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) on the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's website, including details on CML symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
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