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Interferon-alpha treats essential thrombocythemia

By July 5, 2005

Researchers from The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center investigated the effects of interferon-alpha in 20 individuals with essential thrombocythemia, an overproduction of platelets in the blood. One individual had a partial remission of the disease and 14 others had complete hematologic responses (6 of which were complete remissions). More studies need to be done to see if interferon-alpha could be used instead of the current treatment of essential thrombocythemia (the drug hydroxyurea). The research was published in the June 15, 2005, issue of Cancer.
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May 11, 2009 at 2:19 pm
(1) carolyn herbert says:

I have been in remission for six yrs after taking Busfisfan (Myerland). took Hydra and Argerline and was sick from them. they have a milk basis and I am lactose intolerent. now i have the diease again with 799 platelets and interest in this interferan alpha. had blood clots in ’05,very sick so will probably start treatment next week. dolly

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