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Brandi:  I remember that article, just did not remember the name of the
drug.  Great job girlfriend !  lillian



Warmly, lillian

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----- Original Message -----
From: <btague@uism.bu.edu>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 2:44 PM
Subject: Re[2]: [MOL] AML


> HI Again,
>
> Here's another little snippet I found on STI-571.  I hope this is helpful.
>
> Brandi
>
>       Scientists say a pill that fights a certain type of leukemia shows
such
> promise that it may be the first breakthrough in leukemia treatment in 13
years.
>        The pill, called STI-571, was developed by scientists at the Oregon
> Health Sciences University in Portland, the University of California at
Los
> Angeles, and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. It treats a type
of
> leukemia called chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, a disease that
accounts
> for about 4,300 of the 30,000 new cases of leukemia in the United States
every
> year. In tests, 31 leukemia patients who took at least 300 milligrams of
the
> drug daily have shown normal levels of white and red blood cells for as
long as
> eight months. The cancer-causing cells appeared to have been eliminated in
three
> patients, researchers report, and significantly dropped in six other
patients.
>       STI-571 works by blocking an enzyme believed to trigger CML.
However,
> researchers say it's unclear whether the benefits of STI-571 are
short-term or
> if the cancer will develop resistance to this pill.
>       Currently, STI-571 appears to be more effective than the standard
> treatment for CML -- interferon injections that boost the body's immune
system,
> but cause adverse side effects such as pain and joint inflammation.
>       The promising new drug will be tested on more leukemia patients. The
> research was presented Dec. 5 at the American Society of Hematology
meeting in
> New Orleans.
>
> ____________________Reply Separator____________________
> Subject:    Re: [MOL] AML
> Author: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> Date:       12/20/1999 1:54 PM
>
> Hi and welcome to our wonderful forum, please know that I was unable to
find
> anything on STC 571 and hopefully one of the other Molers may be aware of
> it.  Good luck, your friend, lillian
>
>
>
> Warmly, lillian
>
> We invite you to take a look at our Album.
> www.angelfire.com/sc/molangels/index.html
>
>   ( Very informational, good tips, Molers pictures, art work and much
> more....
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Consultores Amerador Dr.Bauer S.L. <karnob@nexo.es>
> To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 4:48 AM
> Subject: [MOL] AML
>
>
> > Hello ,
> > my name is Silvia, 46, mother of two litte children.
> > Nearly two years caught by chronic myologenous leukemiaFamily spenders
> > negativ.
> > Has anybody heard of STC 571,or so?
> > Is it yet available?
> > Can I take part in a test-program?
> > Yours sincerely
> > Silvia
> >
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