BCR-ABL1 Quantitative PCR in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia



About this Webinar

Date: Monday, September 17, 2012

Author: Jones, Dan, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Cancer Diagnostics Services and Hematopathology
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
Chantilly, VA
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Category: Webinar

Description: Dan Jones, MD, PhD, discusses the BCR-ABL1 kinase domain and imatinib resistance in chronic myelogenous leukemia, and the clinical value of the international scale and trending reports for managing patients with CML.

Learning objectives - at the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

o Communicate the role of BCR-ABL1 PCR in guiding treatment and detecting imatinib resistance
o Describe the new report format for incorporates normalization to the International Scale (IS)
o Discuss the usefulness of longitudinal trending reports to detect primary resistance and emerging secondary resistance
o Describe how and when to test patients for imatinib resistance