Latest Imatinib Stories

2009-06-07 12:36:18

In the battle against cancer, allies can come from unexpected sources. Research at The Jackson Laboratory has yielded a new approach to treating leukemia, one that targets leukemia-proliferating cells with drugs that are already on the market.

2009-05-28 08:30:00

MADISON, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics scientists will present results of three studies revealing the effect of genomic abnormalities on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and prostate cancer during the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), scheduled for May 29 through June 2 in Orlando, FL.

2009-05-28 00:28:00

- Oral presentation on Sandostatin(R) LAR Depot Phase III data shows significant antitumor benefit in patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors of the midgut - Early data show that at eight weeks of treatment, Afinitor(R) stabilized or reduced tumor size in 61% of patients with advanced liver cancer - New data reveal postmenopausal women with breast cancer taking Femara(R) experience better cognitive function than those taking tamoxifen - Phase II data show potential of Glivec(R)...

2009-05-15 09:34:27

Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center uncovered a genetic pattern that may help predict how gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients respond to the targeted therapy imatinib mesylate (Gleevec). Moreover, their findings point to genes that could be suppressed in order to make these tumors respond more readily to imatinib.

2009-05-08 00:00:00

FRIMLEY, England, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- - Glivec(R) (imatinib) Now Approved in the UK for Post-Surgery Treatment of Patients With KIT (CD117)-Positive Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GIST), who are at Significant Risk of the Cancer Returning After Surgery(1) - Use of Glivec(R) After Surgery Significantly Reduces Risk of Cancer Relapse(2) - If Untreated After Surgery, 50% of patients Will Experience Their Cancer Returning Within Two Years(3,4) Glivec(R) has been approved...

2009-04-15 11:07:33

U.S. and British scientists say they've identified a class of drugs that may enhance the effectiveness of medications used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia. People with chronic myeloid leukemia are usually first treated with a drug known as imatinib mesylate.

2009-03-18 17:37:00

- Estimated one-year, recurrence-free survival was 98% for Kit-positive GIST patients taking Gleevec vs.

2009-01-16 13:45:22

Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation have found a specific mutation that leads to the development of severe autoimmune kidney disease in mice.

2008-12-19 18:41:00

Use of Gleevec after surgery shows significant benefit for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients, dramatically reducing risk of relapse GIST, a life-threatening cancer, recurs in as many as one of two patients; recurrent tumors are often more aggressive than primary tumors For GIST patients who were assigned to Gleevec, more than nine out of 10 remained cancer-free based on a 14-month median follow up EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec.

2008-12-04 00:25:00

- Tasigna front-line data demonstrating potential in newly diagnosed patients with a life-threatening type of leukemia to be featured in two oral sessions at ASH - Exjade results at ASH to show benefits for chronically transfused patients by significantly reducing toxic iron that can damage key organs - New long-term data from major independent breast cancer trial at SABCS to report on optimal post-surgery treatment strategy, Femara vs.

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