01 November 2010

Sprycel Approval Expanded to Include Rare Leukemia

Drug believed to hinder proteins that encourage cancer growth

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Sprycel is among a class of drugs called oral kinase inhibitors, which are thought to inhibit certain proteins that foster growth of cancer cells. The drug was first approved in 2006 to treat other forms of CML that are resistant to standard therapies, including the Novartis anti-cancer drug Gleevec.


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