alexa Are there better Bcr-Abl kinase inhibitors for chronic myeloid leukaemia than imatinib? Evaluation of Saglio G, Kim D-W, Issaragrisil S, et al. Nilotinib versus imatinib for newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia. N Engl J Med 2010;362:2251-9, and Kanta
Oncology

Oncology

Journal of Leukemia

Author(s): Doggrell SA, Christensen AM

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The Bcr-Abl kinase inhibitor imatinib is the standard treatment for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). Some subjects with CML do not respond to, or are intolerant of, imatinib. Nilotinib and dasatinib were initially developed to treat these subjects, and were shown to be effective. They are now being trialled as initial 'inib' treatment for CML. The objective was to evaluate the recent Phase III clinical trials comparing nilotinib or dasatinib with imatinib in newly diagnosed CML. Nilotinib and dasatinib were shown to give a higher rate of complete cytogenic and major molecular responses than imatinib over 1 year. They should be considered as first choice in the treatment of subjects who develop CML. However, there are still major limitations to the populations with which these 'inib' drugs can be used, and how they can be used. This article was published in Expert Opin Pharmacother and referenced in Journal of Leukemia

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords