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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 438--445

Nilotinib as first-line therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia

A Vaid 
 Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Medanta Hospital, Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, NCR, Delhi, India

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A Vaid
Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Medanta Hospital, Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, NCR, Delhi
India

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors brought a revolution in the management of chronic myeloid leukemia. Long term disease free survival became a reality for the majority of patients. With the identification of imatinib resistance and its implications, roles of newer targeted therapy molecules came into focus. Nilotinib data has matured and shows the fulfillment of earlier promise - even in first line therapy. This review provides insight into the place of this molecule in the first line management of chronic myeloid leukemia.


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Vaid A. Nilotinib as first-line therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia.Indian J Cancer 2011;48:438-445


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Vaid A. Nilotinib as first-line therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia. Indian J Cancer [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Aug 19 ];48:438-445
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