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imatinib

 [ĭ-mă´tĭ-nib″]
an inhibitor acting specifically on an abnormal enzyme form that is created by the Philadelphia chromosome abnormality and present in chronic myeloid leukemia. It is used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia during blast crisis, accelerated phase, or chronic phase after failure of interferon-α therapy, administered orally as the mesylate salt.

im·a·tin·ib

(im-ă-tin'ib),
An oral agent important in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors; a specific inhibitor of the Philadelphia reciprocal chromosome translocation-created protein tyrosine kinase enzyme, which works by blocking rapid growth of the mutant clone of tumor cells.

imatinib

/im·at·i·nib/ (ĭ-mă´tĭ-nib″) an antineoplastic used as the mesylate salt in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia, inhibiting an abnormal enzyme form constitutively produced in the disease.

imatinib

(ĭ-măt′ə-nĭb)
n.
A tyrosine kinase inhibitor, C29H31N7O, used in its mesylate form to treat certain types of leukemia and various other diseases.

imatinib

[imă′tĭnib′]
an inhibitor acting specifically on an abnormal enzyme form that is created by the Philadelphia chromosome abnormality and present in chronic myeloid leukemia. It is administered orally as the mesylate salt in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia during blast crisis, accelerated phase, or chronic phase after failure of interferon-alpha therapy.
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Although not approved by the Chinese government for gastric cancer treatment, branded targeted therapies including Bristol-Myers Squibb/Eli Lilly/ImClone Systems/Merck KGaA's Erbitux, Roche's Herceptin and Novartis's Gleevac are currently prescribed off label by Chinese oncologists for gastric cancer treatment.
After up to 24 months of daily Gleevac therapy, 56 patients (38%) had at least a 50% reduction in tumor size; none had a complete response.
Upon his diagnosis, Manny was fortunate enough to be accepted into a clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) in New York City for the ground-breaking medical drug STI571 or as it is known today, Gleevac.