To assess the impact of BCR-ABL kinase domain mutations on dasatinib response in elderly chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients, we analyzed the outcome of 76 individuals aged >60 affected by imatinib-resistant chronic-phase CML. We found that 36 cases (47 %) displayed mutations before dasatinib. Compared to non-mutated patients, subjects with point mutations had a worse response to dasatinib, with significantly lower rates of complete cytogenetic response (57 vs 32 %), higher percentage of primary resistance (16/36 vs 6/40) and a trend towards a shorter median event-free survival. Our data suggest that, in elderly patients, detection of BCR-ABL mutations negatively affects response to dasatinib.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Annals of Hematology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2013|
- BCR-ABL mutations
- Elderly patients
- Imatinib resistance
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