My spouse recently got the great news that he has achieved MMR - 3.1 log reduction after 9 months on Sprycel. We're trying to figure out how best to communicate the significance of MMR and future prognosis to friends and family. Most of the study data I've seen is focused on achieving MMR as the endpoint. What sources would you suggest for looking at the probabilities going forward from MMR?
From the DASISION study (confusingly labeled 3 year followup though the data seems to be for 24 months), of Sprycel patients who achieved MMR at 12 months, 97% maintained MMR at 24 months. 7% had to discontinue the treatment between 12 and 24 months.
I realize longer-term inferences will have to be drawn from the Gleevec studies, given limited history with Sprycel as a first-line treatment. In any case, I'd appreciate any sources or references for studies which will help us characterize this very happy situation.
Thanks in advance!