Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016, Page: 66-74
Treatment with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Pros and Cons
Safaa A. A. Khaled, Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology & BMT Unit, Assiut University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Received: Jun. 10, 2016;       Accepted: Jun. 20, 2016;       Published: Jul. 4, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.20160404.12      View  3114      Downloads  95
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a group of hematological disorders characterized by proliferation of one or more than one myeloid lineage. Genetically they express single or multiple mutations of the Janus tyrosine kinase receptors. Advances in understanding molecular and cytogenetic pathophysiology of MPNs led to further identification of different mutations rather than the classical break point cluster region Abelson (BCR-ABL). Although the onset of disease in all MPNs is insidious and may be asymptomatic, also MPNs run a slowly progressive course however they carry the potential of blastic transformation. Furthermore, peripheral blood leucocytosis, thrombocytosis or erythroctosis can lead to a wide array of fatal complications. Originally treatment of MPNs based on cytoreduction and supportive measures. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are a group of anti-neoplastic drugs that specifically targeting malignant cells. Many studies proved the efficacy and safety of TKIs in management of patients with MPNs. This study was conducted to evaluate TKIs, pros and cons.
MPNs, Pros and Cons, TKIs
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Safaa A. A. Khaled, Treatment with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Pros and Cons, American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2016, pp. 66-74. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20160404.12
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