The Clinical Impact of Low Doses of Dasatinib in Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia


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AKSU S., ŞAHİN F. , Uz B., Yavuz S. A. , Atay H., Kelkitli E., ...More

UHOD-ULUSLARARASI HEMATOLOJI-ONKOLOJI DERGISI, vol.22, no.1, pp.8-14, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4999/uhod.12004
  • Title of Journal : UHOD-ULUSLARARASI HEMATOLOJI-ONKOLOJI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-14

Abstract

We report our experience in 41 patients with chronic phase (CF)-chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who had discontinued imatinib switched to dasatinib, retrospectively. The CF-CML patients received dasatinib at starting dose of 100 once daily. Dose adjustment were observed in 11 patients, respectively. In case of other circumstances, treatment has been continued with a lower dose if needed. The median dose of dasatinib was 100 mg daily (range: 50 to 140 mg). We conclude that even low-dose dasatinib therapy is an effective and safe in second line treatment of CML patients patients.