About World CML Day

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CML results from a transformation of a stem cell caused in about 95% of CML patients by the change of chromosomes 9 and 22, which is why World CML Day (9/22) carries a symbolic significance for the patient community. This day was initiated in 2008 by the patient community to bring awareness about patients’ needs to the general public, politicians, and medical professionals across the world.

CML patients mobilize across the globe for the 11th year in a row, whereby this year´s campaign motto is: “Today, together. Improving access to quality treatment, correct monitoring, quality of life, research and science, patient education and advocacy, and health care professionals & patient communication”

 

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