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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®...

2010-05-17 12:40:39

New research discovers a combination of drugs that may prove to be a more effective treatment for a lethal form of leukemia. The study, published by Cell Press in the May issue of the journal Cancer Cell, reports that the new therapeutic strategy effectively targets notoriously intractable leukemia stem cells that often escape standard treatment and are a main factor in disease relapse. Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a deadly form of leukemia that is associated with chromosome...

2010-04-21 05:00:00

CHICAGO, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A clinical study underway at Rex Cancer Center of Wakefield will evaluate the use of telemonitoring in managing administration of Gleevec, a drug developed and manufactured by Novartis to treat chronic myeloid leukemia. The study will assess the use of a cellphone-based, personalized drug management system called eMedonline to help manage patients' compliance with Gleevec, and help identify and manage side effects. Many new cancer treatments are delivered...

2010-03-05 09:12:32

Researchers have discovered a key reason why a form of leukemia progresses from its more-treatable chronic phase to a life-threatening phase called blast crisis. The study, led by cancer researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James), indicates that chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) progresses when immature white blood cells lose a molecule called miR-328. Loss of the molecule traps the...

2010-03-03 13:28:02

An international team of scientists studying acute forms of Leukaemia have identified a new drug target to inhibit the genes which are vital for the growth of diseased cells. The research, reported in EMBO Molecular Medicine, reveals how leukaemia cells become 'addicted' to genes, which if targeted could prevent diseased cells from developing. The team, led by Dr Veronika Sexl from the University of Vienna, carried out their research on acute lymphoid leukaemia (ALL) and chronic myelogenous...

2010-02-19 00:32:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that Tasigna® (nilotinib) 200 mg capsules has been granted priority review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase. FDA priority review status is granted to therapies that offer major advances in treatment or provide a treatment where no adequate therapy...

2010-02-03 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sermo (http://www.sermo.com), the world's largest online community for physicians, today announced a Sermo Event(TM) Report titled "Evolving Trends in CML." The new report measures the impact of ENESTnd trial data on Oncologists' use of Tasigna (Novartis), Sprycel (Bristol Myers-Squibb) and Gleevec (Novartis) in newly diagnosed CML patients and assesses overall trends in CML monitoring and management. While Gleevec will likely remain the #1...

2010-01-11 15:47:00

A drug that is already an approved therapy for some cancers also might be an effective secondary treatment for a rare tumor of the gastrointestinal tract, according to a team led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). The findings, based on experiments using cell cultures, were published in the Jan. 1 issue of Cancer Research. Bortezomib, or Velcade, is used to treat multiple myeloma and certain lymphomas, said Anette Duensing, M.D., assistant professor of...

2010-01-07 14:06:58

Team cautions that results are very preliminary and they cannot yet rule out other reasons for success Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers say preliminary studies show that a vaccine made with leukemia cells may be able to reduce or eliminate the last remaining cancer cells in some chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients taking the drug Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec). Gleevec, one of the first targeted cancer therapies with wide success in CML patients, destroys most leukemic cells in...

2009-12-08 08:29:00

FRIMLEY, England, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- - Nilotinib Surpassed imatinib in Key Measures of Treatment Effectiveness in the Trial, in Patients With Newly-Diagnosed Disease(1) - At 12-Months, Significantly Fewer Patients Progressed to Later Stages of the Disease on nilotinib (300mg Twice-Daily and 400mg Twice-Daily) Than on imatinib 400mg Once-Daily(1) - Nilotinib was Generally Well Tolerated; Only a Small Number of Patients Discontinued Due to Adverse Events(1) -...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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