Diagnosed as CML-CP:
Participants must meet all of the following laboratory values at the screening visit:
< 15% blasts in peripheral blood and bone marrow < 30% blasts plus promyelocytes in peripheral blood and bone marrow < 20% basophils in the peripheral blood
50 x 10^9/ L (≥ 50,000/mm3) platelets Transient prior therapy related thrombocytopenia (< 50,000/mm3 for ≤ 30 days prior to screening) is acceptable No evidence of extramedullary leukemic involvement, with the exception of hepatosplenomegaly
Prior treatment with a minimum of 2 prior ATP-competitive TKIs.
Failure (adapted from the 2013 European Leukemia Net (ELN) Guidelines) or intolerance to the most recent TKI therapy at the time of screening.
Evidence of typical BCR-ABL1 transcript [e14a2 and/or e13a2] at the time of screening which are amenable to standardized RQ-PCR quantification
Known presence of the T315I mutation at any time prior to study entry
Known second chronic phase of CML after previous progression to AP/BC
Previous treatment with a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Participants planning to undergo allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Cardiac or cardiac repolarization abnormality, including any of the following:
History within 6 months prior to starting study treatment of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary artery bypass graft Clinically significant cardiac arrhythmias , complete left bundle branch block, high-grade AV block QTcF at screening ≥450 msec (male participants), ≥460 msec (female participants)
Long QT syndrome, family history of idiopathic sudden death or congenital long QT syndrome, or any of the following:
Risk factors for Torsades de Pointes including uncorrected hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia, history of cardiac failure, or history of clinically significant/symptomatic bradycardia Concomitant medication(s) with a "Known risk of Torsades de Pointes" that cannot be discontinued or replaced 7 days prior to starting study drug by safe alternative medication.
Inability to determine the QTcF interval
History of acute pancreatitis within 1 year of study entry or past medical history of chronic pancreatitis
Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.