Navigation Links
GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

The U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at a conference in Washington, approves the new leukemia drug-GLEEVEC, first of its kind that directly removes the sign of a protein known to cause cancer. It is given as an oral treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Other molecular-targeting drugs previously approved by the FDA interfere with proteins associated with other cancers, but not with proteins that directly cause the disease.

Gleevec, was discovered and developed by Novartis Oncology in collaboration with its colleagues. CML is a disease in which too many white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. In the early stages of CML, most patients do not have any symptoms of cancer,but the disease progresses slowly.

In the chronic phase, bone marrow transplantation is the only known cure. But there are many problems and side effects regarding the tranplantation which makes it more difficult to perform.

Gleevec has produced higher remission rates in comparison to the drug-interferon alfa, in three short-duration, early phase clinical trials.After many clinical trials - the FDA approved Gleevec.

Richard Klausner, M.D., director of the National Cancer Institute, said that he shared in the excitement of people with CML, but he also mentioned several caveats. He said many research questions remain to be answered, such as how long Gleevec will control CML. Does the drug actually cure CML patients? Or, does it delay the onset of moreadvanced forms of the cancer?

According to Klausner, "Gleevec offers proof that molecular targeting works in treating cancer, provided that the target is correctly chosen. The challenge now is to find these targets."

Courtesy: Novartis Oncology
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia
2. Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery
3. Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments
4. Now umbilical cord helps in stroke treatment.
5. Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap
6. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
7. Hemopurifier may revolutionise AIDS treatment
8. New drug helps boost cancer treatment
9. Antidepressants come in handy for patients on treatment for hepatitis, cancers and multiple sclerosis
10. Experimental treatment for Ebola Virus Shows promising results in mice
11. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) , ... October 13, ... ... and financial planning agency serving communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh ... a young boy fighting to overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International ... promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening ... 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care ... is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing a ... episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on PBS ... in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and ... apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans ... frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)... 2017  In response to the nationwide opioid ... Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that urge ibuprofen ... as a first-line therapy to manage a patient,s ... Recognizing the value and importance of ... Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" stresses that ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Software and Consulting, LLC , and named its founder ... based in Tennessee , will operate ... expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners to ... "In an interoperable world, technology ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... The Rebound mobile app is poised to become ... tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users to ... stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner while ... the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy 3 ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: