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Lenalidomide as a novel treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23316859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Lenalidomide is an oral immunomodulatory drug derived from thalidomide. This drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for transfusion-dependent anemia due to low-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) associated with deletion 5q abnormality with or without additional cytogenetic abnormalities and multiple myeloma in combination with dexamethasone. Trials have been conducted for its use in higher-risk MDS and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
AREAS COVERED: The pharmacokinetic and mechanism of action are discussed and clinical studies of lenalidomide in AML are reported herein in detail. An overview of safety and tolerability is also presented.
EXPERT OPINION: Lenalidomide has clinical activity in AML with manageable toxicity. The population that would benefit from lenalidomide and optimal dose needs to be better defined. Recent trials have focused on combining lenalidomide with other agents active in MDS and AML and promising data are emerging.
Yiming Chen; Gautam Borthakur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review     Date:  2013-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert opinion on investigational drugs     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1744-7658     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Opin Investig Drugs     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-11     Completed Date:  2013-07-30     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9434197     Medline TA:  Expert Opin Investig Drugs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-97     Citation Subset:  IM    
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Leukemia, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 428, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angiogenesis Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
Clinical Trials, Phase I as Topic
Clinical Trials, Phase II as Topic
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy*
Thalidomide / adverse effects,  analogs & derivatives*,  therapeutic use
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Angiogenesis Inhibitors; 191732-72-6/lenalidomide; 50-35-1/Thalidomide

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