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Abbreviation of stem cell transplant; a procedure which replaces the stem cells of the recipient with those of an HLA matched donor in the hope of curing the disease.


Scottish Medicines Consortium


A large organ to the left of the stomach and below the diaphragm, serving to store blood, disintegrate old blood cells, filter foreign substances from the blood, and produce lymphocytes(white blood cells). An enlarged spleen is a common finding at CML diagnosis.


The commercial name for dasatinib.

Stem Cell

Called blood stem cells or haematopoietic stem cells, are primitive cells found in the bone marrow from which all types of blood cell develop.

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