Prescriber's Corner

Omacetaxine Mepesuccinate: A New Treatment Option for Patients With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Sandra E. Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN®, ANP-C, and Lisa Matta, RN, MSN

From University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, Arizona

Ms. Kurtin has acted as a consultant for Teva; Ms. Matta has acted as an advisor for Teva.

Correspondence to: Sandra E. Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN®, ANP-C, University of Arizona Cancer Center, 6950 North Chaparral Place, Tucson, AZ 85718. E-mail: skurtin@umcaz.edu


From University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, Arizona | DOI: 10.6004/jadpro.2013.4.4.6 | © 2013 Harborside Press®


  

ABSTRACT

Recently, the FDA approved omacetaxine mepesuccinate (Synribo) for use in adult patients with chronic- or accelerated-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia with resistance and/or intolerance to two or more tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Learn about the mechanism of action, key trials, management strategies, and response evaluation for patients receiving omacetaxine.




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