Dasatinib in pediatric patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase: Results from a phase II trial

Lia Gore*, Pamela R. Kearns, Maria Lucia de Martino Lee, Carmino Antonio De Souza, Yves Bertrand, Nobuko Hijiya, Linda C. Stork, Nack Gyun Chung, Rocio Cardenas Cardos, Tapan Saikia, Franca Fagioli, Jong Jin Seo, Landman Parker Judith, Donna Lancaster, Andrew E. Place, Karen R. Rabin, Mariana Sacchi, Rene Swanink, C. Michel Zwaan

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Abstract

Purpose Safe, effective treatments are needed for pediatric patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML-CP). Dasatinib is approved for treatment of adults and children with CML-CP. A phase I study determined suitable dosing for children with Philadelphia chromosome–positive (Ph+) leukemias. Methods CA180-226/NCT00777036 is a phase II, open-label, nonrandomized prospective trial of patients, 18 years of age receiving dasatinib. There are three cohorts: (1) imatinib-resistant/intolerant CML-CP, (2) imatinib-resistant/intolerant CML in accelerated/blast phase or Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (n = 17), and (3) newly diagnosed CML-CP treated with tablets or powder for oral suspension. Major cytogenetic response . 30% for imatinib-resistant/intolerant patients and complete cytogenetic response (CCyR) . 55% for newly diagnosed patients were of clinical interest. Results Of 113 patients with CML-CP, 14 (48%) who were imatinib-resistant/intolerant and 61 (73%) who were newly diagnosed remained on treatment at time of analysis. Major cytogenetic response . 30% was reached by 3 months in the imatinib-resistant/intolerant group and CCyR . 55% was reached by 6 months in the newly diagnosed CML-CP group. CCyR and major molecular response by 12 months, respectively, were 76% and 41% in the imatinib-resistant/intolerant group and 92% and 52% in newly diagnosed CML-CP group. Progression-free survival by 48 months was 78% and 93% in the imatinib-resistant/intolerant and newly diagnosed CML-CP groups, respectively. No dasatinib-related pleural or pericardial effusion, pulmonary edema, or pulmonary arterial hypertension were reported. Bone growth and development events were reported in 4% of patients. Conclusion In the largest prospective trial to date in children with CML-CP, we demonstrate that dasatinib is a safe, effective treatment of pediatric CML-CP. Target responses to first- or second-line dasatinib were met early, and deep molecular responses were observed. Safety of dasatinib in pediatric patients was similar to that observed in adults; however, no cases of pleural or pericardial effusion or pulmonary arterial hypertension were reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1330-1338
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Oncology
Volume36
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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