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While the median age at diagnosis for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is over 60 years old and incidence increases dramatically with age,limited data are available about the long-term outcome for older patients treated with imatinib, the standard first-line therapy used to treat CML.
Patients taking imatinib (Gleevec) for CML, or chronic myelogenous leukemia, and in remission after two years of treatment, have a mortality rate similar to that of the general population according to a study published online [date] in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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.
Over the past decade, significant advances have been made in the treatment of leukemia through the ongoing development of gene-based targeted therapies.
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NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfizer Inc.
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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.
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.
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.
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