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Gleevec is a drug used to treat different types of leukemia and other cancers of the blood, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, skin tumors called dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and a rare condition called systemic mastocytosis. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Gleevec blocks the protein made by the bcr/abl oncogene. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called imatinib mesylate and STI571.
Franziska Michor named winner of Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science

Franziska Michor named winner of Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science

Drug similar to Gleevec may help tame some brain cancers

Drug similar to Gleevec may help tame some brain cancers

Yale researcher receives 2015 Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine

Yale researcher receives 2015 Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine

Novartis to highlight advances in blood, breast cancer research at ASH and SABCS 2014

Novartis to highlight advances in blood, breast cancer research at ASH and SABCS 2014

Aptose joins Beat AML research collaboration

Aptose joins Beat AML research collaboration

Study reveals how BTK mutation triggers drug resistance in CLL patients

Study reveals how BTK mutation triggers drug resistance in CLL patients

First Edition: May 16, 2014

First Edition: May 16, 2014

BioLineRx to initiate Phase 1/2 clinical trial on new drug candidate for CML treatment

BioLineRx to initiate Phase 1/2 clinical trial on new drug candidate for CML treatment

Biostatistics provides clues to understanding autism: an interview with Dr Knut M. Wittkowski, The Rockefeller University

Biostatistics provides clues to understanding autism: an interview with Dr Knut M. Wittkowski, The Rockefeller University

Old FDA-approved drugs may hold promise for treatment of rare, drug-resistant cancer

Old FDA-approved drugs may hold promise for treatment of rare, drug-resistant cancer

Combination of SYK and FLT3 enzymes promotes progression of acute myelogenous leukemia

Combination of SYK and FLT3 enzymes promotes progression of acute myelogenous leukemia

Study examine effect of high out-of-pocket drug costs for targeted cancer therapies on patients

Study examine effect of high out-of-pocket drug costs for targeted cancer therapies on patients

MIT receives $90M from Ludwig Cancer Research to strengthen interdisciplinary approach to cancer research

MIT receives $90M from Ludwig Cancer Research to strengthen interdisciplinary approach to cancer research

Preclinical data shows BGB324 as potential treatment option for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Preclinical data shows BGB324 as potential treatment option for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums

Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums

Acquired resistance to cancer therapies: an interview with Dr Rajendra Kumari, Chief Scientific Officer at PRECOS

Acquired resistance to cancer therapies: an interview with Dr Rajendra Kumari, Chief Scientific Officer at PRECOS

Scientists investigate combined action of two different compounds against CML

Scientists investigate combined action of two different compounds against CML

Leukemia drug reverses symptoms of colitis in lab tests

Leukemia drug reverses symptoms of colitis in lab tests

Two gene alterations pair up to promote growth of leukemia cells

Two gene alterations pair up to promote growth of leukemia cells

Experimental Therapeutics, Debiopharm join to develop oral small molecules targeting new class of epigenetic modulators

Experimental Therapeutics, Debiopharm join to develop oral small molecules targeting new class of epigenetic modulators