Bone marrow samples of newly diagnosed children with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) were obtained at diagnosis and after imatinib initiation and stained with anti-human CD34, CD38, CD123, CD45RA, cMpl, and lineage antibodies. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that granulocyte macrophage progenitor predominance in CML progenitors at diagnosis and elevated cMpl expression in bone marrow progenitors at 3 months may predict poor outcome in children with chronic-phase CML treated with imatinib. We recommend flow cytometric analysis of bone marrow in the early phase of treatment, as it is a convenient tool that may predict treatment response and guide CML management.
- Chronic myeloid leukemia
- Flow cytometry
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health