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2010-08-25 07:55:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of a seminal discovery in cancer biology, Fox Chase Cancer Center will host the Philadelphia Chromosome Symposium: Past, Present and Future, on September 28, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the first genetic abnormality associated with cancer, and the first to lead to a targeted therapy for cancer. The symposium...

2010-08-24 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, leukemia patients who have struggled with cancer therapy resistance and intolerance will now have more options thanks to targeted drug therapy. Such new treatment options are due, in part, to a rapid increase in journal and patent publications following the discovery of Gleevec, as reported by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's authority for chemical information. Since President Clinton announced that the draft sequence of the human...

2010-07-29 13:48:48

Scientists in Japan may have developed a way to accurately predict those patients who will resist treatment with imatinib, which is the standard of care for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Results are published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Imatinib, currently sold as Gleevec by Novartis, revolutionized the treatment of leukemia when it was approved in 2001. Yet imatinib comes with its own set of problems, chiefly resistance. Although...

2010-07-12 10:25:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced it has awarded two new grants through its prestigious Marshall A. Lichtman Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) research initiative, bringing the program's total funding to $210.5 million since its inception in 2000. Both recipients have long-time connections to LLS. They are John C. Byrd, M.D., Associate Director for Translational Research, The Ohio State University Comprehensive...

2010-06-17 21:04:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a priority review, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tasigna® (nilotinib) 150 mg capsules for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase. The effectiveness of Tasigna is based on major molecular response and cytogenetic response rates. The study is ongoing and further data will be required to determine...

2010-06-17 16:34:00

Approval expands use in treatment of rare type of leukemia SILVER SPRING, Md., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for Tasigna (nilotinib) 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:...

2010-06-06 07:50:04

MD Anderson-led Phase III clinical study determines Sprycel superior to Gleevec as front-line therapy Dasatanib, a medication currently approved as treatment for drug-resistant chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), provided patients with quicker, better responses as a first therapy than the existing front-line drug, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The findings were presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology June...

2010-06-06 07:45:27

Phase III clinical trials show improved responses over standard of care Two drugs approved for treatment of drug-resistant chronic myeloid leukemia provide patients with quicker, better responses as a first therapy than the existing front-line medication, according to two studies published online by the New England Journal of Medicine. Separate international phase III clinical trials compared high-quality remissions after one year of treatment between the standard-of-care drug imatinib, also...

2010-06-04 00:23:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today 18-month results (median follow-up) showing that Tasigna® (nilotinib) capsules significantly surpass the efficacy of Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate) tablets* in adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase(1). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-06-02 00:29:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC), a US subsidiary of Novartis AG, today announced that nearly 170 abstracts highlighting investigational uses of current therapies and investigational agents in the Novartis Oncology portfolio will be presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) from June 4 through June 8 in Chicago, IL (1). These data include results with Tasigna®...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.