Items Tagged ‘imatinib’

June 14th, 2017

Sprycel Effective for Treatment of Pediatric Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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In 2002, the FDA approved the drug Gleevec (imatinib) as a first-line therapy for adults with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) caused by the fusion gene BCR-ABL, known as the Philadelphia chromosome. The approval dramatically extended the lives of patients with the condition and, in many ways, ushered in the era of molecularly-targeted treatments against cancer. […]

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Tags: BCR-ABL, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, CML, dasatinib), Gleevec, imatinib, Leukemia, News, Philadelphia chromosome Sprycel


April 7th, 2015

Tasigna® Remains Superior to Gleevec® for Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Patients With Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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Tasigna® (nilotinib) remains superior to Gleevec® (imatinib) for the treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (PH+CML), according to the results of the six-year update from the ENESTnd trial which were presented at the 56th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in San Francisco.  These data are consistent with that […]

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Tags: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, CML, ENESTnd trial, Gleevec, imatinib, Leukemia, News, nilotinib, Philadelphia chromosome positive, Tasigna