Encyclopedia of Cancer

2011 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Accelerated Phase

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_19


Occurs between chronic phase and  blast crisis. Characterized by 10–19% myeloblasts and >20% basophils in blood or bone marrow and cytogenetic evolution; also increasing splenomegaly, platelet count, or white blood cells if unresponsive to treatment.


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