The magic pills, Bud and Yvonne
Interviewee: Yvonne Yvonne talks about the magic pills Bud took.
I always call them the magic pills, I think he started taking them on April the 26th of 99 and by May the 17th he was normal on his white blood count. Absolutely normal.
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CML causes an increased production of white blood cells. Bud and Yvonne talk about the breakthrough that brought Bud's white blood cell count back to normal.
Bud and Yvonne are delighted by Bud's recovery thanks to Gleevec
Yvonne, Bud's wife, talks about the first day of the clinical trials in June of 1998.
Bud recounts receiving the diagnosis that he had chronic myeloid leukemia.
Professor Charles Sawyer explains that CML stands for chronic myeloid leukemia, which is a blood cancer and it is different from many cancers because it starts very slowly and patients when they're first diagnosed don't have many symptoms.
View the animation to learn about the Philadelphia chromosome, the abnormal chromosome that causes chronic myeloid leukemia.
15525. How Gleevec works to alleviate symptoms of myeloid leukemia, 3D animation with basic narration
View the animation to find out how the drug Gleevecâ¢ inhibits the molecular cause of chronic myeloid leukemia.
Brian Druker is a professor at Oregon Health Sciences University.
In this section learn that tyrosine kinases are a family of activator proteins that trigger the cell signaling process leading to cell growth and division.
Professor Charles Sawyer explains that Gleevec is a pill taken once a day and works remarkably well in all phases of CML.