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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 07:58:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Novartis at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=b76c2552-3cd3-4727-8f46-ef825bcb66d4# Novartis announced 24-month data showing that Tasigna® (nilotinib) continues to surpass Glivec® (imatinib)* in the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase1. These new data, from the first Phase...

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)...

2010-12-01 00:04:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 170 presentations focused on its marketed and pipeline compounds at key oncology medical congresses in December, Novartis continues to demonstrate progress of its innovative research and development efforts, collaboration with the scientific community and commitment to patients with cancer and rare diseases(1,2). The American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting in Orlando, FL (December 4-7) will feature 30 oral...

2010-10-28 11:44:00

Patients with rare type of leukemia now have another treatment option SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for Sprycel (dasatinib) for the treatment of a rare blood cancer when it is first diagnosed. The cancer, called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CP-CML), is a slowly progressing blood and bone marrow disease linked to a genetic abnormality. (Logo:...

2010-09-27 16:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pfizer Inc. announced today the discontinuation of the SUN 1120 Phase 3 trial evaluating SUTENT® (sunitinib malate) in combination with prednisone for men with advanced castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) that had progressed despite treatment with a docetaxel-based chemotherapy regimen. During a scheduled interim analysis, an independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) found that the combination of sunitinib with...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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