Navigation Links
Leukemia pill shows promise against stomach cancer

Gleevec, which was just approved for treating leukemia, also shows promise against a type of stomach cancer . The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a promising anti-leukemia drug for treatment of a relatively rare form of abdominal cancer. The drug, Gleevec, administered as a pill once a day, is effective in treating both forms of cancer because of its ability to target and kill cancer cells without attacking healthy cells and causing severe side effects. //

Approved last spring for a common type of adult leukemia, Gleevec can now be used to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GIST, which affect as many as 5,000 people in the US each year. Studies have shown it to be as effective in treating chronic cases of GIST as it has been in treating chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

Researchers reported 59 percent of patients with advanced-stage GIST went into remission and up to 75 percent showed some type of improvement with limited side effects. GIST accounts for about two percent of all abdominal cancers. If caught early, these tumors can usually be removed surgically, but growths often return. According to its manufacturer, Novartis Oncology, Gleevec also is being studied as a possible treatment for prostate cancer, small-cell lung cancer and a rare type of brain cancer.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Cyclosporin A Treats Leukemia Complications
2. Aspirin Lowers Leukemia Risk
3. Hope for Chemo-Resistant Leukemia Patients
4. Genes Found To Help Leukemia Treatment
5. Looking Towards More Effective Leukemia Treatment
6. Diet Found To Offer Protection Against Leukemia
7. Exposure To Night Light may Increase The Risk Of Leukemia
8. Skin Allergies Found To Increase The Risk Of Leukemia
9. Understanding Gene Profiles Could Help Cure A Resistant Form Of Leukemia In Kids
10. Night Light Found To Increase The Risk Of Leukemia
11. Treating Leukemia With Natural Cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... DrugDev again demonstrated its dedication ... one of the early adopters completing EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification from the U.S. Department ... on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... (NYLF): Medicine will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience in ... high school students an immersive experience to gain invaluable, real-life medical skills that ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... "Today, MHA and mental health advocates ... systems reform legislation in more than fifty years. We applaud the bipartisan action ... elected officials to improving mental health services and supports in our nation. , ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... Kenall Manufacturing, ... new MedMaster™ MPCNGX . The MPCNGX is a multi-function, sealed, LED luminaire that ... amount of light where and when it’s needed. , A 2’ x ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... in their bodies, a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount ... The study found that when young children are exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... , Dec. 7, 2016   IQuity, Inc., ... that Don Hardison has been ... an executive with extensive experience as CEO, ... and Fortune 500 companies within the molecular, clinical ... extensive marketing and sales experience within the pharmaceutical ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... "Lantus (Insulin Glargine) Biosimilar Clinical Trial & Opportunity Insight" report by PNS ... in clinical pipeline. Currently 5 biosimilar version of Lantus are commercially available ... Kenya , Czech Republic , ... , Slovakia , United Kingdom ... on Lantus expired in 2014. Lantus is the brand name for ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Dec. 7, 2016 KEY FINDINGS ... benefits such as reducing loss of blood during ... cardiac arrests, rapid recovery after surgeries, and decreasing ... be segmented into convective warming system, surface warming ... turn reduce the stay at hospitals thus, lowering ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: