NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

52 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, 2018 Dictionary supportive care Treatment for the symptoms or health conditions caused by cancer or cancer treatment. symptom A new or changed health problem a person experiences that may indicate a disease. targeted therapy Treatment with drugs that target a specific or unique feature of cancer cells. transfusion Replacing lost blood with new blood. translocation When pieces of two chromosomes (long strands of coded instructions for controlling cells) break off and switch with each other. treatment response An outcome or improvement in disease that is caused by treatment. tyrosine kinase A type of protein in cells that sends signals that tell cells when to grow and divide to make new cells. tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) A type of drug that attaches to the BCR-ABL1 protein so that it can’t send growth signals. white blood cell A type of blood cell that helps fight infections in the body.