Pharmacobiological Approach for the Clinical Development of Ruxolitinib in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms


ELİAÇIK E., Isik A., AKSU S., ÜNER A., BÜYÜKAŞIK Y., SAYINALP N., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, vol.32, no.2, pp.163-167, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjh.2013.0265
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-167

Abstract

Ruxolitinib, a JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor drug, has recently been approved for the treatment of patients with high- or intermediate risk myelofibrozis with symptomatic splenomegaly. Ruxolitinib is the first clinically useful targeted therapy in Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). The aim of this paper is to indicate pharmacobiological aspects of ruxolitinib within the potential context of MPNs. Pharmacobiological assessments, in addition to knowledge of the risk profile for ruxolitinib in MPNs, are required. We propose hypotheses based on our experience in a splenectomized MPN patient with hyperproliferative bone marrow and moderate fibrosis receiving ruxolitinib. We believe that a true clinical development approach for this drug should include pharmacobiological assessments for ruxolitinib in addition to the disease risk profile of MPNs.