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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:...

2010-10-07 15:05:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid today announced an exclusive collaboration with Novartis for the commercialization of a test for monitoring the BCR-ABL gene transcript in peripheral blood specimens from patients diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (Ph+ CML). Together with other lab tests, monitoring levels of BCR-ABL transcripts in Ph+ CML patients will aid in patient management. The collaboration reflects the commitment shared by...

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...

2010-07-26 08:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's all-time leading scorer, is asking his supporters to join him in taking a shot at beating cancer by joining his team - Team Kareem. In 2009, after Kareem's diagnosis with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia, (Ph+ CML), a slow progressing type of blood cancer(1), he initiated a CML education program with Novartis Oncology to show people that they are not alone in fighting...

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:...

2010-05-17 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...


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