• type
  • In the laboratory, the sample of white blood cells will be tested to determine the cell type and characteristics (immunophenotyping). (drugster.info)
  • Hairy-cell leukemia is a type of cancer in which too many abnormal immune cells are produced. (unm.edu)
  • It is considered a slow-growing type of leukemia that occurs more commonly in older men. (unm.edu)
  • A genetic mutation referred to as the BRAF V600E mutation is thought to be an involved the excessive replication of hairy cell leukemia, as it is a common mutation in this type of cancer. (unm.edu)
  • treatment
  • The targeted agent, Zelboraf┬« (vemurafenib), which is approved for the treatment of melanoma, provided high anti-cancer activity among patients with hairy-cell leukemia that had stopped responding to prior therapies. (unm.edu)