Pleural Effusion in Dasatinib-Treated Patients With Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Chronic Phase: Identification and Management

Jorge E. Cortes, Carlos A. Jimenez, Michael J. Mauro, Alex Geyer, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, B. Douglas Smith

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Dasatinib has demonstrated durable clinical responses in patients, both as first-line and subsequent lines of therapy. Dasatinib use can result in pleural effusion in some patients, occurring any time during treatment and commonly characterized as mild to moderate in severity. Early identification of symptoms is essential in the proper management of pleural effusion. Prompt confirmation of diagnosis and management of pleural effusion can minimize morbidity and maximize the ability to preserve long-term clinical benefits with dasatinib. Here, we provide guidance on early identification and management of dasatinib-related pleural effusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • Adverse events
  • Algorithms
  • BCR-ABL1
  • Fluid retention
  • Tyrosine kinase inhibitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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