Il-Young Kweon

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Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in Asia has an incidence rather lower than in Western countries yet tends to afflict a younger population. As in the West, imatinib mesylate (IM, Glivec) has supplanted busulphan, hydroxyurea and interferon-alpha as first-line treatment. Its use has resulted in a dramatic decline in the number of hematopoietic stem cell(More)
Despite durable responses to imatinib in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), mutations in Bcr-Abl kinase domain (KD) are known to induce imatinib resistance and cause poor clinical outcome. We characterized Bcr-Abl KD mutations in 137 Korean CML patients with imatinib resistance (n = 111) or intolerance (n = 26) using allele specific oligonucleotide polymerase(More)
Aquaporins (AQPs) have previously been associated with increased expression in solid tumors. However, its expression in hematologic malignancies including CML has not been described yet. Here, we report the expression of AQP5 in CML cells by RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry. While normal bone marrow biopsy samples (n = 5) showed no expression of AQP5, 32% of(More)
Sequential treatment with different tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) is one of the strategies for handling chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in which dynamic change in Bcr-Abl kinase domain mutation is often an obstacle faced during TKI therapy. Here we report successful sequential therapy with different TKIs for the CML patient harboring V299L and E459K(More)
Although imatinib is considered as a front line therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), it is still unclear whether transient imatinib discontinuation may adversely affect the outcome. This study was conducted to investigate long-term outcome after discontinuation and resumption of imatinib, and to determine whether intermittent imatinib(More)
We analysed the dynamic change of imatinib-resistant mutations in BCR-ABL kinase domain focusing on T315I mutation during dasatinib or nilotinib therapy. Fifty-five imatinib-resistant chronic myeloid leukaemia patients (32 patients with imatinib-resistant mutations and 23 patients without mutation) in different disease phases were treated with dasatinib(More)
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