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BACKGROUND BCR-ABL is a constitutively activated tyrosine kinase that causes chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Since tyrosine kinase activity is essential to the transforming function of BCR-ABL, an inhibitor of the kinase could be an effective treatment for CML. METHODS We conducted a phase 1, dose-escalating trial of STI571 (formerly known as CGP 57148B),(More)
Imatinib is a potent and selective inhibitor of the protein tyrosine kinase Bcr-Abl, platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRalpha and PDGFRbeta) and KIT. Imatinib is approved for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST), which have dysregulated activity of an imatinib-sensitive kinase as the(More)
Imatinib mesylate (GLEEVEC, GLIVEC, formerly STI571) has demonstrated unprecedented efficacy as first-line therapy for treatment for all phases of chronic myelogenous leukemia and metastatic and unresectable malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Disposition and biotransformation of imatinib were studied in four male healthy volunteers after a single(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the basic pharmacokinetic (PK) characteristics of imatinib mesylate and assess the relationship between the PK and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties of the drug. PATIENTS AND METHODS The PK and PD properties of imatinib were investigated during a phase I trial that included 64 adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive(More)
PURPOSE Phase I: To determine the maximum tolerated doses, toxicities, and pharmacokinetics of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) in patients with malignant gliomas taking enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs (EIAED) or not taking EIAED. Phase II: To determine the therapeutic efficacy of imatinib. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Phase I component used an interpatient dose(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the absolute bioavailability of a single oral dose of imatinib (Glivec), 400 mg (capsules vs. oral solution), compared with imatinib, 100 mg (intravenous [i.v.] infusion), in healthy subjects. Twelve subjects received a single treatment in each treatment period: a 400-mg oral dose of imatinib in capsule form or(More)
BACKGROUND There is much uncertainty about the effects of early lowering of elevated blood pressure (BP) after acute intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). Our aim was to assess the safety and efficiency of this treatment, as a run-in phase to a larger trial. METHODS Patients who had acute spontaneous ICH diagnosed by CT within 6 h of onset, elevated systolic(More)
Isolated central nervous system (CNS) relapse occurred in 5 out of 24 patients (20.8%) with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) lymphoid blast crisis (2), Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) (2) or CML with biphenotypic markers (1) treated on imatinib mesylate (IM) protocols at our institution. CNS relapse occurred despite(More)
The study under discussion was a drug–drug interaction study in which the effect of ketoconazole, a potent CYP450 3A4 inhibitor, on the pharmacokinetics of Glivec (imatinib) was investigated. A total of 14 healthy subjects (13 male, 1 female) were enrolled in this study. Each subject received a single oral dose of imatinib 200 mg alone, and a single oral(More)
This study was carried out to investigate the influence of CYP3A induction with rifampicin on imatinib (Gleevec) exposure. The study employed a single center, single-sequence design. A group of 14 healthy male and female subjects received imatinib as a single 400 mg oral dose on two occasions: on study day 1 and on study day 15. Rifampicin treatment (600 mg(More)