Current Medical Science

, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 1005–1011 | Cite as

Efficacy and Safety of Generic Dasatinib as a Second-line Treatment for Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: a Multicenter Retrospective Study in Hubei Province, China

  • Li-feng Chen
  • Guo-lin Yuan
  • Zhao-dong Zhong
  • Ping Zou
  • Deng-ju Li
  • Yin Bao
  • Hong-bo Ren
  • Li MengEmail author
  • Wei-ming LiEmail author


Dasatinib is a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) and it could be used as a second-line treatment for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Yinishu, a generic dasatinib made in China, was approved by the China Food and Drug Administration in 2013 and it costs much less than the patented dasatinib SPRYCEL. The present study aimed to examine the efficacy and safety of Yinishu as a second-line treatment for CML by comparing the baseline clinical characteristics, rates of adverse events and efficacy between Yinishu and SPRYCEL groups. The results showed that there were no significant differences in the rates of optimal response between Yinishu and SPRYCEL for patients who started second-line treatment because of treatment failure. For patients who started second-line treatment because of intolerance of first-line treatment, their levels of BCR-ABL1/ABL1 on the international scale (BCR-ABLIS) was maintained very low throughout the course of Yinishu treatment. Drug-related adverse events occurred with the same frequency in these two groups. It was confirmed that Yinishu was effective and safe as a secondline treatment for CML patients. Yinishu may be more suitable for patients who are economically unable to pay for the patented dasatinib SPRYCEL.

Key words

chronic myeloid leukemia generic dasatinib second-line treatment efficacy safety 


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We would like to thank all the enrolled patients and their families as well as the investigators from the 11 contributing centers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li-feng Chen
    • 1
  • Guo-lin Yuan
    • 2
  • Zhao-dong Zhong
    • 1
  • Ping Zou
    • 1
  • Deng-ju Li
    • 3
  • Yin Bao
    • 4
  • Hong-bo Ren
    • 5
  • Li Meng
    • 3
    Email author
  • Wei-ming Li
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Hematology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Department of HematologyXiangyang Central HospitalXiangyangChina
  3. 3.Department of Hematology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  4. 4.Department of HematologyXiangyang No. 1 People’s HospitalXiangyangChina
  5. 5.Department of Hematologythe First People’s Hospital of JingzhouJingzhouChina

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