Az imatinibkezelés hatása gastrointestinalis stroma eredetú daganatokban.

Translated title of the contribution: Effect of imatinib treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Sándor Eckhardt, Zsuzsanna Pápai, György Bodoky, József Horti, Karin Tamás, Tünde Nagy, Zsolt Orosz, Zoltán Sápi, Mária Gödény, Klára Jakab, Olga Esik, Lajos Trón, István Besznyák

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INTRODUCTION: Advanced malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumours are practically resistant to further radio- or chemotherapy. These tumours are characterized by the presence of C-KIT (a transmembrane tyrosin kinase) mutation which can be specified by CD117 expression. Imatinib (2-fenilaminopirimidine) is a selective inhibitor of the mutated C-KIT. AIM: The purpose of our study was to determine the potential antitumour effect of imatinib in patients with gastrointestinal stroma tumour patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An open, non-randomized trial was performed involving 38 patients each of which had received/metastatic disease associated with CD117 positivity. Consecutively daily doses of 400-600 mg imatinib was administered orally to the patients. The evaluation was carried out on 37 patients in a form of an interim analysis. RESULTS: After a 3-18 months observation period 1 complete, 19 partial remissions and 10 static diseases could be registered (78%), in association of only grade 1-2 toxicity. CONCLUSIONS: The imatinib treatment improved the quality of life of the patients with gastrointestinal stroma tumour and their life expectancy became considerably prolonged. Further follow-up of the patients as well as design of a prospective, randomized trial on a larger patient material is urgently needed.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)2207-2212
Number of pages6
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Nov 9 2003


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Eckhardt, S., Pápai, Z., Bodoky, G., Horti, J., Tamás, K., Nagy, T., Orosz, Z., Sápi, Z., Gödény, M., Jakab, K., Esik, O., Trón, L., & Besznyák, I. (2003). Az imatinibkezelés hatása gastrointestinalis stroma eredetú daganatokban. Orvosi hetilap, 144(45), 2207-2212.