I found these two articles today that were supposedly just released. I don't know if this is an error or if I am missing something but this research sounds a few years late.
The first article is titled "Imatinib trials prove successful"
The second one states that patients who take Imatinib after failing Interferon can take Imatinib and 68% will have up to 10 year survival.
It is odd because the study is from MD Anderson. I have to assume someone screwed up and press released an old study. The date on the articles are 2/27/2012 and 2/28/2012.
I have to believe this is wrong when one article states that patients who are unresponsive to conventional therapies can get Imatinib in the future and doctors warn that despite the success, little is known about the drug.
Weird huh? Makes you think about how just a short time ago Imatinib was this new unknown that was going to help people where as today it is just the standard treatment......