Chronic Myeloid Leukemia News
Using validated assessment tools, researchers compared patients’ perceptions of HRQOL while undergoing treatment for CML with 1 of 2 TKIs.
Nilotinib was associated with high adherence to treatment and fairly high quality of life, and nearly all evaluated patients achieved a major molecular response.
An assessment of a population of patients with CML revealed that some are not receiving guideline-based treatment, including TKIs.
A significantly greater proportion of patients in the flumatinib group had a complete molecular response at 12 months compared with in the imatinib group.
In patients who have been newly diagnosed with AP-CML, the initiation of TKI2 therapies in the frontline setting provided excellent responses and survival rates.
Although the study suggested the efficacy of the branded version was superior to its generic counterpart, more research may be necessary to tease out manufacturer differences.
A prototype intervention increased adherence to tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in some patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.
A new method for rapid, ultrasensitive detection of BCR-ABL1 mRNA in chronic myeloid leukemia was described; the tool may have diagnostic utility.
The addition of AR-42 to imatinib yielded synergistic activity in chronic myeloid leukemia cells and also appeared to reverse therapeutic resistance.
Increased costs were found to be a result of more infections.
For patients in the chronic phase of chronic myeloid leukemia, nilotinib and dasatinib showed comparable efficacy as frontline single agents.
There is a paucity of data on the use of second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors among pediatric patients with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia.
Early optimal response to TKIs is associated with reductions in treatment failures, poor outcomes, progression of disease, and death.
For the single-treatment STAT2 phase 2 study, researchers enrolled 96 Japanese patients with chronic myeloid leukemia who had achieved a deep molecular response during the consolidation phase of treatment with nilotinib.
Disease recurrence remained low among patients with CML who reduced or discontinued TKI therapy after achieving major response.
Data from a previous study supports treatment-free remission as a new treatment goal for patients with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia.
Bosutinib is a dual Src/Abl tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for newly diagnosed CP-CML and relapsed/refractory CML.
Previous studies have shown that first-line therapy with nilotinib, as well as switching to nilotinib after prolonged imatinib, may lead to higher rates of deep molecular response in chronic myeloid leukemia.
Dasatinib 100 mg is currently approved for chronic myeloid leukemia but has been associated with high rates of adverse events.
Targeted therapies among patients with chronic myeloid leukemia have improved over time, leading to patients achieving high rates of deep molecular response — a prerequisite criteria for tyrosine kinase inhibitor discontinuation.