Published in Cancer Weekly, July 31st, 2007
Study 1: Investigators publish new data in the report "Optimal first-line treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. How to use imatinib and what role for newer drugs." According to a study from the United States, "The development of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeted against the causative Bcr-Abl protein in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), has resulted in hematologic and cytogenetic remissions in all phases of CML. Following imatinib treatment, more than 90% of patients obtain complete hematologic response, and 70% to 80% achieve a complete cytogenetic...
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