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Significant potential of late- and mid-stage Novartis hematology portfolio to be showcased at upcoming ASH meeting
Date:12/2/2009

new blood vessels that feed tumors. Furthermore, in diseases that involve plasma cells such as multiple myeloma, panobinostat inhibits HDAC6 (a key enzyme in the elimination of pathologically hypersecreted monoclonal immunoglobulins) leading to cell death.

About BHQ880

BHQ880 is a first-in-class, fully human, anti-dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) neutralizing antibody. By inhibiting the DDK-1 antibody, BHQ880 promotes activity of osteoblasts, cells that form bones.

About INCB18424

INCB18424 (also known as INCB018424) is a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor. This oral targeted therapy is now in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of myelofibrosis, a life-threatening neoplastic condition with no effective medical treatment that is characterized by varying degrees of bone marrow failure, splenomegaly (enlarged spleen) and debilitating symptoms. INCB18424 has the potential of becoming a first-in-class therapeutic agent for the treatment of this and other hematologic diseases.

About Zometa

ZOMETA is indicated for the treatment of hypercalcemia of malignancy (HCM) and patients with multiple myeloma and documented bone metastases from solid tumors, in conjunction with standard antineoplastic therapy. Prostate cancer should have progressed after treatment with at least one hormonal therapy. Safe and efficacious use of ZOMETA has not been established for use in hyperparathyroidism or non-tumor-related hypercalcemia.

Zometa important safety information

ZOMETA is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to zoledronic acid or any components of ZOMETA. Hypersensitivity reactions, including rare cases of urticaria and angioedema, and very rare cases of anaphylactic reaction/shock, have been reported. Patients being treated with ZOMETA should not be treated with Reclast as they contain the same active ingredient.

Patients with HCM must be adequately rehy
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