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The role of dasatinib in the management of chronic myeloid leukemia

Authors Chen R, Chen B

Received 2 January 2015

Accepted for publication 23 January 2015

Published 9 February 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 773—779


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Shu-Feng Zhou

Runzhe Chen, Baoan Chen

Department of Hematology and Oncology (Key Department of Jiangsu Medicine), Zhongda Hospital, Medical School, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: Dasatinib is a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for chronic, blastic, or accelerated phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients who are resistant or intolerant to previous treatment. It potently inhibits BCR/ABL and SRC-family kinases (SRC, LCK, HCK, YES, FYN, FGR, BLK, LYN, FRK), as well as c-KIT, PDGFR-a and -b, and ephrin receptor kinase. Various clinical trials have provided evidence that it has more durable complete hematologic and cytogenetic responses, as well as more potency in imatinib-resistant or -intolerant CML, and it has also shown its advantages in newly diagnosed CML compared to imatinib. In this review, we mainly focus on the structure, mechanisms, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenetics of dasatinib. We also summarize clinical trials with dasatinib on CML and provide our recommendations for dasatinib in the treatment of CML.

Keywords: imatinib, tyrosine kinase inhibitor, clinical trials

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