The cytogenetic studies and molecular evaluation of a Philadelphia chromosome negative chronic myelogenous leukemia patient with trisomy 21 (100% metaphases) and trisomy 9 (50% metaphases) at diagnosis are described. Fluorescence in situ hybridization revealed an atypical location of the BCR/ABL fusion signal on 9q, which was duplicated in cells with trisomy 9 simulating a double Ph. The patient was successfully treated with Glivec (also known as Gleevec; Novartis, Basel, Switzerland) and achieved complete hematological and cytogenetic response as well as a reduction of BCR/ABL transcripts detected by real-time quantitative PCR.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research
- Molecular Biology