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2011-04-06 07:49:06

By: Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent A leukemia drug may be used as a new target therapy for some lung cancer patients. Nearly 150,000 Americans die of lung cancer each year, and squamous cell lung cancers account for at least 30 percent these deaths. Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified a mutation in the DDR2 gene that may indicate which squamous cell lung cancer patients will respond to the drug dasatinib. The findings were presented at the American...

2011-03-31 13:56:19

Speaking at the UK National Stem Cell Network conference in York later today (31 March), Professor Tessa Holyoake from the University of Glasgow will discuss a brand new approach to treating chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in which a small number of cancer cells persist despite effective therapy thus preventing cure. CML is a type of blood cancer caused by the infamous "Philadelphia Chromosome" genetic abnormality. It is usually treated using a class of drugs called Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors...

2011-03-23 03:36:35

Patients taking imatinib (Gleevec) for CML, or chronic myelogenous leukemia, and in remission after two years of treatment, have a mortality rate similar to that of the general population according to a study published online [date] in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The article offers the first evidence that a disseminated cancer, not amenable to surgery, can be controlled to the point of giving patients a normal life expectancy. Many patients in this study, known as the...

2010-12-13 21:01:47

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was transformed from a fatal disease to a chronic condition by the development of a drug known as imatinib, which targets the protein that drives this disease (BCR-ABL). However, imatinib does not cure patients, they must take the drug lifelong, as disease recurs if they stop taking it. This is because imatinib does not kill all the CML cells; some, which are known as CML stem cells, persist. A key to therapeutically targeting CML stem cells is knowing whether...

2010-12-06 12:19:16

Drug also acts against chronic myeloid leukemia with untreatable T135I mutation A new drug appears to help chronic myeloid leukemia patients who are out of treatment options after first- and second-line drugs have failed them or because their cancer cells have a mutation that makes them resistant from the start, researchers reported at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. In a Phase I clinical trial, the drug ponatinib produced major or complete hematologic responses...

2010-12-06 12:07:46

Over the past decade, significant advances have been made in the treatment of leukemia through the ongoing development of gene-based targeted therapies. Research that will be presented today at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology provides greater understanding of the optimal use of several BCR-ABL inhibitors for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and how a new gene target functions for several myeloid...

2010-12-06 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that a significantly higher proportion of patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia who were treated with bosutinib (39 percent) experienced a major molecular response (MMR), a secondary endpoint, compared with patients treated with imatinib (26 percent) in the intent-to-treat (ITT) population (p=0.002). However, the study did not meet its primary endpoint of superior complete cytogenetic response...

2010-12-06 06:09:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fewer patients taking Tasigna for Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase progressed to advanced stages of the disease 24-month analysis confirms Tasigna induces deeper and more durable cytogenetic and molecular responses Tasigna now approved in the US and Switzerland for this indication; regulatory submissions under review in EU, Japan and other countries worldwide Novartis announced today 24-month...

2010-12-03 16:01:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today it is planning regulatory submissions of bosutinib in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) based on data from a clinical program evaluating the compound in newly diagnosed and previously treated patients. These regulatory submissions are planned for 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100416/PFIZERLOGO) Pfizer has begun the process of preparing a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA)...

2010-11-29 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) said today that new data on investigational compounds in its hematology portfolio will be presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in Orlando, December 4-7. Key highlights include results from a Phase 3 study, called the BELA (Bosutinib Efficacy and safety in chronic myeloid LeukemiA) study, involving bosutinib for the treatment of newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive...


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