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Experimental Leukemia Drug Completes Early Testing

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June 25, 2001
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University Of Rochester Medical Center
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Lately, scientists and physicians have been buoyed by strides in cancer research. Modern "smart" drugs are being designed to fight in a new way -- by blocking the signals that would otherwise tell cancer cells to grow uncontrollably. This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration speedily approved Gleevec, a therapy that has been described as a true breakthrough for its attack on chronic myelocytic leukemia and other cancers.

Lately, scientists and physicians have been buoyed by strides in cancer research. Modern "smart" drugs are being designed to fight in a new way -- by blocking the signals that would otherwise tell cancer cells to grow uncontrollably. This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration speedily approved Gleevec, a therapy that has been described as a true breakthrough for its attack on chronic myelocytic leukemia and other cancers.


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