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2010-06-06 07:50:04

MD Anderson-led Phase III clinical study determines Sprycel superior to Gleevec as front-line therapy.

2010-06-06 07:45:27

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.

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).

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.

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.

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) -...

2009-12-07 18:45:30

Two medications approved as treatment for drug-resistant chronic myeloid leukemia continue to provide patients with quicker, better responses as a first treatment than the existing front-line drug.

2009-12-05 08:00:00

Leukemia and myeloproliferative disorders are serious and often deadly blood cancers.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.