Dasatinib treatment of chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia: analysis of responses according to preexisting BCR-ABL mutations
Here, dasatinib efficacy was analyzed in patients recruited to phase 2/3 trials with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia with or without BCR-ABL mutations after prior imatinib. High response rates were observed in patients with the majority of different BCR-ABL mutation types, including highly imatinib-resistant mutations in L248, Y253, E255, F359, and H396, in addition to other common mutations in G250 and M351 (Figure 4).
Dasatinib induces significant hematologic and cytogenetic responses in patients with imatinib-resistant or -intolerant chronic myeloid leukemia in accelerated phase
Mutations were identified in 60 (60%) of these patients (all with imatinib-resistant CML-AP). Despite the presence of imatinib-resistant BCR-ABL mutations and their association with poor prognosis, at 8 months' follow-up, 73% of patients with an imatinib-resistant BCR-ABL mutation had achieved MaHR following treatment with dasatinib.