Novel agents in CML therapy: tyrosine kinase inhibitors and beyond.

@article{Melo2008NovelAI,
  title={Novel agents in CML therapy: tyrosine kinase inhibitors and beyond.},
  author={Junia V. Melo and Charles T. H. Chuah},
  journal={Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program},
  year={2008},
  pages={427-35}
}
The emergence of resistance to imatinib has become a significant problem despite the remarkable clinical results achieved with this tyrosine kinase inhibitor in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia. The most common cause of imatinib resistance is the selection of leukemic clones with point mutations in the Abl kinase domain. These mutations lead to amino acid substitutions and prevent the appropriate binding of imatinib. Genomic amplification of BCR-ABL, modulation of drug efflux or… CONTINUE READING

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