Research Hypothesis: Treatment with dasatinib 100 mg QD is superior to imatinib 600 mg QD in terms of complete cytogenetic response (CCyR) in chronic phase (CP) Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) subjects who are imatinib failures or who have achieved only a suboptimal response after 3-18 months (12-77 weeks) of therapy with imatinib 400 mg. Primary Objective: The primary objective of this study is to compare the rate of CCyR of dasatinib (100mg QD) to high-dose imatinib (600 mg QD) therapy at 6 months after randomization in CP Ph+ CML subjects who are imatinib failures or who have achieved only a suboptimal response after 3 - 18 months of imatinib monotherapy at 400 mg/day.
Name: Dasatinib and ImatinibDescription: Dasatinib Dasatinib will be administered orally at a dose of 100 mg QD. During the first month, subjects will be instructed to take dasatinib in the morning. Imatinib Imatinib will be administered orally at a dose of 600 mg once daily (QD). Each 600 mg dose should be administered with a meal and taken with a large glass of water. If a scheduled dose is missed for more than 12 hours or dosing is interrupted for toxicity or for any other reason, these doses should be omitted.Type: Drug
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Exclusion Criteria: 1. Concurrent malignancy 2. Patients who have received SCT 3. Allergy or hypersensitivity reaction to the study drugs 4. Female who are pregnant or breast feeding. 5. T315I mutation 6. History of significant bleeding disorder 7. Women of child bearing potential 8. Uncontrolled or significant CVS disease: IHD. --- T315I ---