With the average age of diagnosis of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) being around 60 in western countries, CML in children is considered an ultra-rare condition. Incidence is unknown, but estimations range around 20 new cases per year in Germany (80 million inhabitants) and 100 new cases in the USA. It accounts for less than 3% of all childhood leukemias and less than 10% of all CML cases. Incidence is suspected to be higher in developing countries, with The Max Foundation saying to have more than 2.000 pediatric CML patients in their database.
The “Junior CML Advocates”-section contains a series of sub-menus with interesting information – go check them out!
- News on pediatric CML: in this area we will publish news on pediatric CML on a regular basis
- About CML in kids: learn what CML in children and adolescents is and which are the peculiarities in the treatment of children and adolescents
- Organizations & Links: see the list of organizations supporting children with CML and their activities & initiatives in the field of pediatric CML
- Scientific Publications: see the list of publications on pediatric CML
- Testimonials: don´t miss our compilation of moving testimonials from pediatric CML patients and/or their relatives