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15/11/2004 - New experimental drug for myeloproliferative disorder

In a study published in the October 5, 2004 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, researchers at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston treated mice affected by myeloproliferative disease with PKC412, a new experimental highly specific drug that disables a switch in blood cancer cells that causes the uncontrolled division and growth of blood cells. The drug prolonged the life of the mice but did not cure the disease. The reseachers believe PKC412 may be effective in treating humans with MPD.

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18/12/2001 Post-meeting survey
3/12/2002 QUIZ
5/5/2002 Dear Colleagues,
29/01/2003 New publication on rare cancers !
28/07/2003 Thyroid Cancer Treatment Receives Orphan Drug Status
02/08/2003 Breast cancer in men
24/09/2003 GISTs: The revolution continues
28/10/2003 Lessons learned from the management of a rare genetic cancer.
17/11/2003 Successful photodynamic therapy for nonresectable cholangiocarcinoma.
07/01/2004 Gene associated with higher risk of melanoma in men
08/03/2004 Susceptibility to Common Adult Cancers in Retinoblastoma Survivors
29/03/2004 FDA Approves First Drug for mesothelioma
25/08/2004 Gene therapy cures malignant melanoma in mice
20/10/2004 FDA grants orphan drug status to two new anticancer drugs.
20/01/2005 New leukemia treatment granted FDA orphan drug status.
28/02/2005 U.S. F.D.A. grants new orphan drug designation for a targeted therapeutic for head and neck cancer.
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17/10/2005 Orphan drug troxacitabine approved for AML in EU
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01/12/2005 Zactima has received FDA orphan drug designation
25/01/2006 CETT Program for Rare Genetic Diseases
23/02/2006 New research studies of multiple myeloma