Stopping Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Treatment in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Molecular Remission


Full Title

Stopping Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (TKI) to Assess Treatment-Free Remission (TFR) in Pediatric Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Chronic Phase (CML-CP) (AAML18P1) (CIRB)


Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) at very low levels have what is called “molecular remission.” These patients take medications called tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), such as imatinib, dasatinib, and nilotinib, for the rest of their lives. In this study, researchers want to see if patients who have been in molecular remission for at least two years can stopped taking TKIs and still maintain their remission. Patients will continue to be monitored periodically. If they lose their remission, they will go back on TKI therapy, which may again achieve remission.

Who Can Join

To be eligible for this study, patients must meet several criteria, including but not limited to the following:

  • This study is for patients diagnosed with chronic phase CML before age 18. Patients must be under age 25 to enter the study.
  • Patients must have received their current TKI for at least three consecutive years and must have been in molecular remission for at least two years.

For more information about this study and to inquire about eligibility, please contact 1-833-MSK-KIDS.




Phase I (phase 1)

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