I received my PCR results from M.D. Anderson and after 5 months of steady 20mg. Sprycel, I went from PCR = 55% (May 2011) to PCR = 0.5% (3 months ago) to PCR = 0.12 % (intl. Scale) (today). (Dx at 155% PCR May 2010).
Dr. Cortes told me that I am very close to MMR and that in his words, "... these are indeed a very very good result". I meet with him next week to talk about Curcumin.
Looks like I'll live.
I am very curious about low dose as a therapeutic choice. It does seem that low dose can help patients achieve MMR and beyond and help avoid the side affects. In my case, Dr. Cortes prescribed this path in order to manage myelosuppression.
These results have been achieved while enjoying fine Bordeaux's and an occasional Arturo Fuente & Montecristo. So enjoy living.