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World J Clin Oncol. Jun 24, 2020; 11(6): 308-319
Published online Jun 24, 2020. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v11.i6.308
Horn of plenty: Value of the international registry for pediatric chronic myeloid leukemia
Meinolf Suttorp, Markus Metzler, Frédéric Millot
Meinolf Suttorp, Pediatric Hemato-Oncology, Medical Faculty, Technical University Dresden, Dresden D-01307, Germany
Markus Metzler, Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen D-9105, Germany
Frédéric Millot, Inserm CIC 1402, University Hospital Poitiers, Poitiers F-86000, France
Author contributions: All authors developed the concept of this manuscript, treated individual patients, communicated in their role as study chair with treatment centers enrolling patients into the network, performed data analysis and supervised therapeutic approaches, revised the text and approved the final and revised version of the manuscript; Suttorp M wrote the first draft of the manuscript and all authors critically discussed the content; Millot F assured data collection and data management.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Suttorp M and Metzler M have received honoraria for consulting and lectures from Novartis Pharma and BMS as well as research grants (institutional) from Novartis Pharma; Millot F has nothing to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Meinolf Suttorp, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Research Scientist, Senior Lecturer, Senior Scientist, Pediatric Hemato-Oncology, Medical Faculty, Technical University Dresden, Fetscherstr 74, Dresden D-01307, Germany. meinolf.suttorp@uniklinikum-dresden.de
Received: December 13, 2019
Peer-review started: December 13, 2019
First decision: April 22, 2020
Revised: May 18, 2020
Accepted: May 29, 2020
Article in press: May 29, 2020
Published online: June 24, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in minors is a rare disease which can be effectively treated by tyrosine kinase inhibitors since the year 2000. Publications coming from the International Registry CML disseminated this useful information derived from patients who robustly participate and share information about their disease, among themselves and with their caregivers and clinicians. Patient input driving the collection of data on this rare leukemia is the basis for the considerable success of bringing new therapeutics into clinical use.