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2009-12-07 18:45:30

Two medications approved as treatment for drug-resistant chronic myeloid leukemia continue to provide patients with quicker, better responses as a first treatment than the existing front-line drug, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reported at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. Initial therapy for CML remains imatinib, a Novartis drug known as Gleevec®, which has increased the five-year survival rate for the...

2009-12-05 10:00:00

Omacetaxine launches different attack on CML that is impervious to other therapies NEW ORLEANS "• Results from a phase II clinical trial indicate a novel drug may provide a treatment option for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients who do not respond to current therapies, researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report today at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. The injectable drug omacetaxine achieved durable responses in some...

2009-12-01 06:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL) today announced that eleven presentations on preclinical studies of the company's product candidates will be given at the upcoming American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana from December 5-8, 2009. Rigel's R788, an oral Syk kinase inhibitor, will be discussed in two oral presentations by collaborators about its activity in distinct B-cell...

2009-11-13 09:54:15

One difficulty with fighting cancer cells is that they are similar in many respects to the body's stem cells. By focusing on the differences, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have found a new way of tackling colon cancer. The study is presented in the prestigious journal Cell. Molecular signal pathways that stimulate the division of stem cells are generally the same as those active in tumor growth. This limits the possibility of treating cancer as the drugs that kill cancer cells also...

2009-10-20 00:15:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that Tasigna® (nilotinib) 200 mg capsules met its primary endpoint in the first head-to-head comparison with the company's groundbreaking drug Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate) tablets*. Tasigna produced faster and deeper responses than Gleevec when given as first-line therapy for adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML)...

2009-10-18 08:38:21

Investigators have identified a drug that is currently approved to treat certain types of cancer, Gleevec, that could provide the first treatment for scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease for which a treatment has remained elusive. The news will be presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology on October 18 in Philadelphia. "There has never been a drug that has been shown to be effective for this condition. I think there is a very good chance of Gleevec...

2009-10-07 09:49:27

Phase 2 study results of targeted therapy added to chemo Results of a phase two clinical trial published October 5th in the Journal of Clinical Oncology show that adding continuous daily doses of a targeted drug called imatinib mesylate to regular chemotherapy more than doubled three-year survival rates for children with a high risk type of blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL). The Children's Oncology Group performed the study at nearly...

2009-10-01 04:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prix Galien USA committee celebrated members of the science and biotechnology industries last night for the development and discovery of drugs and technologies that improve the human condition. Novartis Oncology, Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline and Veridex were honored with the 2009 Prix Galien USA, considered the industry's highest accolade for pharmaceutical research and development, for treatments that could change the course of health care...

2009-09-30 11:01:23

In new research published in the open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal PLoS ONE, Dr Patrice Dubreuil and colleagues characterize the pharmacological profile of masitinib (AB1010), a novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that targets the stem cell factor (KIT), PDGFR and Lyn. Masitinib is the active pharmacological ingredient of the first ever registered veterinary anticancer drug, Masivet® (1). The main cellular targets of masitinib are mast cells, meaning this drug...

2009-09-08 09:07:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131227/Small-Molecule-Kinase-Inhibitors.html This report analyzes the Global Market for Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors in Millions of US$ by the following Product Segments: Gleevec/Glivec, Tarceva, Sutent, Nexavar, Sprycel, Iressa, Tykerb/Tyverb, and Others. Annual forecasts are provided for the...


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