AIM Mutated or overexpressed FLT3 drives about 30% of reported acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Currently, FLT3 inhibitors have shown durable clinical responses but a complete remission of AML with FLT3 inhibitors remains elusive due to mutation-driven resistance mechanisms. The development of FLT3 inhibitors that also target other downstream oncogenic kinases may combat the resistance mechanism. RESULTS 4-substituted aminoisoquinoline benzamides potently inhibit Src-family kinases and FLT3, including secondary mutations, such as FLT3D835. Modifications of aminoisoquinoline benzamide to aminoquinoline or aminoquinazoline abrogated FLT3 and Src-family kinase binding. CONCLUSION The lead aminoisoquinolines potently inhibited FLT3-driven AML cell lines, MV4-11 and MOLM-14. These aminoisoquinoline benzamides represent new kinase scaffolds with high potential to be translated into anticancer agents.