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The DASISION chronic myeloid leukaemia trial

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Published: 18.02.11
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Dr Neil Shah - University of California, San Francisco, USA

Dr Neil Shah speaks to ecancer.tv about the DASISION trial (Dasatinib versus Imatinib Study in Treatment-Naïve CML Patients). This trial was established to evaluate the efficacy of dasatinib in the treatment of CML patients who are unresponsive or unsuitable for imatinib, but has since progressed to compare dasatinib directly with imatinib to identify which is the more effective first line therapy. The DASISION trial found that after twelve months dasatinib achieved a higher level of response than imatinib. Dr Shah discusses these results and their clinical implications and talks about the possibility of CML becoming a truly chronic disease that can be controlled without developing resistance, using a combination of first, second and third generation TKIs.

This programme is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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