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2006-12-06 18:02:44

By ED SUSMAN After five years of treatment nearly 90 percent of leukemia patients treated with Gleevec are still alive -- an outcome barely conceivable before the drug was discovered. The Gleevec story truly is a triumph of science over disease, Brian Druker, the lead investigator of the studies with the anti-cancer drug, told United Press International Wednesday. Druker, professor of medicine at the Oregon Health and Sciences University Cancer Center in Portland, said, The results we...

2006-06-28 17:19:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. pill won U.S. approval for fighting two types of leukemia in patients running out of treatment options, the company said on Wednesday. The drug called Sprycel was shown to help some patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) that had stopped responding to Novartis AG's pill Gleevec. Bristol-Myers said it expects to have the drug on the market within days. In addition to CML, the FDA approval covers treatment of adults with...

2006-06-15 05:20:00

By Gene Emery BOSTON -- Two new drugs may help treat some adult cases of leukemia that fail to respond to Novartis AG's Gleevec, two studies showed on Wednesday. One drug, dasatinib, an experimental Bristol-Myers Squibb drug recently endorsed by a Food & Drug Administration advisory panel, could receive full approval by the end of June. Dasatinib helped 68 out of 84 volunteers suffering from a form of chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML, that was resistant to Novartis's Gleevec, according...

2006-06-14 16:17:58

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Two new drugs may help treat some adult cases of leukemia that fail to respond to Novartis AG's Gleevec, two studies showed on Wednesday. One drug, dasatinib, an experimental Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. drug recently endorsed by a Food & Drug Administration advisory panel, could receive full approval by the end of June. Dasatinib helped 68 out of 84 volunteers suffering from a form of chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML, that was resistant to...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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