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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 n...

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 n...

Gleevec gets hopeful results

The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug, Gleevec, for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia, a form of cancer that affects about 4,500 people in the USA each year. A study supports Gleevec's image as a potential cure for this kind of cancer, which, although cases are rare, can be deadly. // ....A new study adds to the evidence suggesting that a heavily publicized drug treatment...

Gleevec for Lung Disease

Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disease that, according to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, claims the lives of 40,000 people every year. There's often not a known cause although// smoking and some occupations are risk factors. Now, a new treatment may give patients what they're looking for -- more time. ....Michael Dixon is enjoying every minute he has with his wife Debbie. Earlier t...

"Miracle" Cancer Drug Gleevec Can be Toxic to the Heart

Gleevec, the wildly successful poster-child of a new generation of cancer drugs aimed at specific targets in the cancer cell, can be dangerous to the heart.// Not only that, but other similarly based drugs – called tyrosine kinase inhibitors – could lead to heart problems as well, say researchers at the Center for Translational Medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. ....A team of...

Novartis Gleevec Found Effective in Treating Gastro-intestinal Tumors

The US-based National Cancer Institute (NCI) has commended Novartis' anti-cancer tablet, Gleevec, as an// effective therapy for patients suffering from GISTs, metastatic gastro-intestinal tumors. ....These tumours do have a rather complicated name. They are found in the digestive system - the gastrointestinal tract. They develop from cells of connective tissues that control the movements of th...
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