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CU Testing Leads to Approval for New Leukemia Treatment


Dan Pollyea, MD

Three very different people gathered recently at University of Colorado Hospital. They were linked by leukemia.

Larry Rosenberg is an 81-year-old leukemia patient at the hospital. Dan Pollyea, MD, is treating Rosenberg. And Michael Bennet is a U.S. senator from Colorado who helped fast-track a drug that is helping Rosenberg and patients like him.

Rosenberg has chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), acancer of the blood and bone marrow that is the most common form of leukemia in adults.

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