accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia

Pronunciation: (ak-SEH-leh-ray-ted fayz KRAH-nik MY-eh-LAH-jeh-nus loo-KEE-mee-uh)

A phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia in which the disease is progressing. In this phase, 10% to 19% of the cells in the blood and bone marrow are blast cells (immature blood cells).

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2008-04-14