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What does Ph+ stand for?

Ph+ stands for Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive

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The latest results from two Phase III clinical trials further establish the benefits of Tasigna (nilotinib) compared to Glivec (imatinib) in the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in newly diagnosed patients and in those with residual disease who switched to Tasigna after long-term treatment with Glivec.
Byline: ANI Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that daily doses of a targeted drug called imatinib mesylate along with regular chemotherapy can almost double the survival rate of children with a high risk type of blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL).
It was approved in June 2006 for the treatment of adults with chronic-phase, acute-phase, or myeloid or lymphoid blast-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) with resistance or intolerance to prior therapy, including imatinib, and for the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) with resistance to prior therapy.