Clinical aspects of imatinib therapy

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Imatinib is an inhibitor of the ABL, platelet-derived growth factor receptors, and KIT tyrosine kinases. Given the pathogenetic role of the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase in chronic myeloid leukemia, this was the first disease selected for clinical trials with imatinib. In the clinical trials, patients in all phases of the disease responded to imatinib and experienced minimal toxicity. Responses in patients with chronic phase disease have been durable, thus far. Clinical trials with imatinib were expanded and there are now examples of malignancies driven by each of the targets of imatinib where remarkable results have been seen. The rationale for the use of imatinib in these various diseases and the clinical trial results will be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInhibitors of Protein Kinases and Protein Phosphates
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783540212423
StatePublished - 2005

Publication series

NameHandbook of Experimental Pharmacology
ISSN (Print)0171-2004
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0325


  • CML
  • Imatinib

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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