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Nilotinib has a higher binding affinity and selectivity for BCR-ABL with respect to imatinib and is an effective treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) after imatinib failure. In a phase 2 study, 73 early chronic-phase, untreated, Ph(+) CML patients, received nilotinib at a dose of 400 mg twice daily. The primary endpoint was the complete cytogenetic(More)
Variant Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome translocations have been reported in 5%-10% of patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Variant translocations may involve one or more chromosomes in addition to 9 and 22, and can be generated by 2 different mechanisms, 1-step and 2-step rearrangements, as revealed by fluorescence in situ(More)
Several guidelines and recommendations on the management of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have been prepared by several scientific societies. The European LeukemiaNet (ELN) appointed a panel of experts who submitted their recommendations to peer-reviewed scientific journals in 2006, 2009, and 2013. Here, we make a critical review of the last, 2013, ELN(More)
Imatinib is the standard front-line therapy of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). The evaluation of the response is based on blood counts and differential (haematologic response, HR), on the examination of marrow cell metaphases (cytogenetic response, CgR) and on a quantitative assessment of BCR-ABL transcripts level (molecular response, MolR). An optimal(More)
The median age of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients is ~60 years, and age is still considered an important prognostic factor, included in Sokal and EURO risk scores. However, few data are available about the long-term outcome of older patients treated with imatinib (IM) frontline. We analyzed the relationship between age and outcome in 559 early(More)
In chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia, tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy may select for drug-resistant BCR-ABL mutants. We used an ultra-deep sequencing (UDS) approach to resolve qualitatively and quantitatively the complexity of mutated populations surviving TKIs and to investigate their clonal(More)
Dasatinib and nilotinib are tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) developed to overcome imatinib resistance in Philadelphia-positive leukemias. To assess how Bcr-Abl kinase domain mutation status evolves during sequential therapy with these TKIs and which mutations may further develop and impair their efficacy, we monitored the mutation status of 95(More)
*Simona Luatti,1 *Fausto Castagnetti,1 Giulia Marzocchi,1 Carmen Baldazzi,1 Gabriele Gugliotta,1 Ilaria Iacobucci,1 Giorgina Specchia,2 Lucia Zanatta,3 Giovanna Rege-Cambrin,4 Marco Mancini,5 Elisabetta Abruzzese,6 Alfonso Zaccaria,7 Maria Grazia Grimoldi,8 Alessandro Gozzetti,9 Gaia Ameli,1 Maria Adele Capucci,10 Giandomenico Palka,11 Paolo Bernasconi,12(More)
An increase in the serum concentration of pancreatic enzymes (amylase and lipase) was reported in a proportion of imatinib-resistant and/or intolerant Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia patients treated with nilotinib. Acute pancreatitis was very rare, and the relevance of these laboratory alterations remains unknown. We report on 8 chronic(More)
Variant Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome translocations have been reported in 5%-10% of patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Variant translocations may involve one or more chromosomes in addition to 9 and 22, and can be generated by 2 different mechanisms , 1-step and 2-step rearrangements, as revealed by fluorescence in situ(More)