Will newer tyrosine kinase inhibitors have an impact in AML?

Johns Hopkins University, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
Best practice & research. Clinical haematology (Impact Factor: 2.12). 12/2010; 23(4):489-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.beha.2010.09.008
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FLT3 inhibition has been a goal of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) therapy since FLT3 mutations were discovered to have a role in AML. Several FLT3 inhibitors have been developed in the last several years, beginning with less potent, less selective agents. The newer FLT3 inhibitors appear to be more potent in vivo and have shown more promise than the older agents in monotherapy trials.

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