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Can gleevec (imatinib) cure retinoblastoma?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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No data yet...: Gleevec (imatinib) inhibits a number of tyrosine kinases in cells (c-kit, pdgfralpha, c-abl) . There is very recent data that Gleevec (imatinib) may have activity in retinoblastoma, but these experiments where done on isolated retinoblastoma cells grown in culture. There are no clinical trials showing that Gleevec (imatinib) can treat retinoblastoma. Future clinical trials may be planned to address this question.

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Help plz! Can retinoblastoma be treated with gleevec (imatinib)?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Gleevac: gleevac is not usually the first drug for the treatment of retinoblastoma. There are other drugs that are usually used

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