memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 124–126

What's new in CML? Highlights of ASH 2010

ASH Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12254-011-0268-1

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Rudzki, J. & Wolf, D. memo (2011) 4: 124. doi:10.1007/s12254-011-0268-1


Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is a paradigmatic disease, as knowledge on the molecular pathology of CML has driven the development of targeted drugs, which finally led to a substantial improvement of the patients' prognosis. However, despite very potent drugs, such as Imatinib, Nilotinib and Dasatinib for first- and second-line therapy are available, there is still place for improvement. Especially, selection of highly resistant T315I mutated clones represents a relevant clinical problem. The highlight of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society (ASH) in 2010 for CML patients was data marking a profound step forward for patients developing a T315I mutation by providing safety and first efficacy results from a clinical trial testing Ponatinib, a TKI targeting T315I-mutated CML. These very early results from a small patient cohort provide a rationale basis for prospective testing of the drug in T315I-mutated CML and will help to further complement the "TKI cocktail" now available for CML patients.


High dose Imatinib CML Chronic phase 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Internal Medicine V (Hematology and Oncology)Innsbruck Medical UniversityInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Laboratory for Tumorimmunology, Tyrolean Cancer Research CenterInnsbruck Medical UniversityInnsbruckAustria

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