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2012-11-23 10:50:21

A new targeted drug demonstrated its ability to control metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor, an uncommon and life-threatening form of sarcoma, after the disease had become resistant to all existing therapies, report investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who led the worldwide clinical trial. The treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST, even in its advanced metastatic stage, has been dramatically improved with two oral targeted drugs — imatinib (Gleevec) and...

2012-03-28 09:58:24

Among patients with a high risk of recurrence of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor following surgery for its removal, patients who received imatinib (a drug to treat certain cancers) for 3 years instead of 1 had improved recurrence-free survival and overall survival, according to a study in the March 28 issue of JAMA. "Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are usually found in the stomach or the small intestine but can occur at any site along the gastrointestinal tract and rarely elsewhere...

2011-06-05 08:10:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced new data today showing a significant improvement in both recurrence-free survival and overall survival for patients taking Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate)* tablets for three years after surgery to remove KIT (CD117)-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors (KIT+ GIST) compared to one year of treatment. These data will be presented at the 47th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) plenary session on...

2011-05-20 15:34:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sutent (sunitinib) to treat patients with progressive neuroendocrine cancerous tumors located in the pancreas that cannot be removed by surgery or that have spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Neuroendocrine tumors found in the pancreas are slow-growing and rare. It is estimated that there are fewer than...


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