A request from the CML Advocates Network who I fully endorse and would ask you complete the survey. Many thanks, Kris


Imatinib, dasatinib and nilotinib are a tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) that have been established as effective therapies in chronic myeloid leukemia. While imatinib (marketed as Gleevec/Glivec), and in some markets nilotinib (marketed as Tasigna) as well as Dasatinib (marketed as Sprycel), have been available for some years, non-original copy versions of these drugs have also been provided to CML patients in a number of countries. With the patent ending on Glivec/Gleevec from 2013 in some markets, the use of generic TKIs in CML is becoming more and more widespread.

With the CML Horizons 2013 patient conference putting a spotlight on the situation of generics and copies in CML therapy, this survey intends to understand the availability of original TKIs and other non-original TKIs for the treatment in CML in countries all across the globe. It also aims to understand how CML patient groups are addressing the issue of quality assurance when generics and copies become available.

This survey is run by the CML Advocates Network without any commercial interest and without support from any pharmaceutical company. The results of this survey will be presented to the community at the CML Horizons 2013 meeting in May.

It should take 10-15 minutes of your time to complete the 10 questions. We would like to cover as many countries as possible – your contribution is greatly appreciated and will help us a lot!

Please respond to the survey here: http://www.cmladvocates.net/tkisurvey
(and please also respond if NO generics/copies are available in your country, which is equally important to know)

Can you please respond latest by 12 April 2013?

Many thanks and best wishes,

Jan (on behalf of the CML Advocates Network)