LI Xue 1 , LI Rui 2,3,4 , LI Meixuan 2,3,4 , HOU Liangying 2,3,4 , FU Jiani 3,4,5 , ZHANG Wenhao 3,4,6 , ZHAO Kun 1 , YANG Kehu 2,3,4
  • 1. China National Health Development Research Center, Beijing 100044, P.R.China;
  • 2. Evidence Based Social Science Research Center, School of Public Health, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, P.R.China;
  • 3. Evidence Based Medicine Center, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, P.R.China;
  • 4. Key Laboratory of Evidence Based Medicine and Knowledge Translation of Gansu Province, Lanzhou 730000, P.R.China;
  • 5. The First School of Clinical Medicine, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, P.R.China;
  • 6. The Second School of Clinical Medicine, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, P.R.China;
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Objective To systematically review the efficacy and safety of different tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in the treatment of chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML).Methods PubMed, EMbase, The Cochrane Library, CBM, WanFang Data and CNKI databases were electronically searched to collect randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of nilotinib, dasatinib, flumatinib and imatinib for CML from inception to August, 2020. Two reviewers independently screened literature, extracted data and assessed the risk of bias of included studies; network meta-analysis was then performed using Stata 15.0 software and R 3.4.0 software.Results A total of 8 RCTs involving 2 775 patients were included. Compared with other TKIs, flumatinib had higher 3-month early molecular response and 1-year progression free survival, and the incidence of serious side effects was relatively low. Major molecular response and complete cytogenetic response were significantly superior to imatinib, and had the same or similar effects to other second-generation TKIs.Conclusions Current evidence shows that flumartinib in the treatment of CML is obviously superior to imatinib, has the same or similar effect with other second generation TKIs. Due to limited quality and quantity of the included studies, more high quality studies are needed to verify above conclusions.

Citation: LI Xue, LI Rui, LI Meixuan, HOU Liangying, FU Jiani, ZHANG Wenhao, ZHAO Kun, YANG Kehu. Efficacy and safety of flumatinib for chronic myelocytic leukemia: a network meta-analysis. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2021, 21(7): 816-824. doi: 10.7507/1672-2531.202101003 Copy

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