Key clinical point: Many patients receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are taking complementary therapies or eating foods that interfere with TKI metabolism.
Major finding: More than one-third of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (34%) reported taking a complementary medicine.
Study details: A survey of 61 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who were also taking a TKI.
Disclosures: The investigators reported having no conflicts of interest.
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