In this study, the efficacy and safety of two nilotinib doses, 300 mg twice daily and 400 mg twice daily, were compared with imatinib 400 mg once daily in newly diagnosed patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in the chronic phase (CML-CP). An extension protocol was included in this study design to allow patients who did not show sufficient response to their assigned treatments the opportunity to receive nilotinib therapy at a dose of 400 mg BID, using an abbreviated safety and efficacy assessment schedule.
Description: Rate of MMR is defined as <= 0.1% BCR-ABL/ABL ratio by international scale (IS), measured by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RQ-PCR) which corresponds to a ≥ 3 log reduction of BCR-ABL transcript from standardized baseline. BCR-ABL = fusion gene from BCR (breakpoint cluster region gene/BCR gene product) and ABL (Abelson protooncogene)Measure: Molecular Response Rate (MMR) at 12 Months Time: Baseline, 12 months
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- Diagnosis of chronic myelogenous leukemia in chronic phase with confirmation of Philadelphia chromosome of (9:22) translocations Exclusion criteria: - Previously documented T315I mutation - Treatment with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor prior to study entry is not allowed except for no more than 2 weeks in duration of imatinib - Any medical treatment for CML prior to study entry for longer than 2 weeks with the exception of hydroxyurea and/or anagrelide - Impaired cardiac function. --- T315I ---