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Shutting down cancer with Gleevec, Brian Druker

Interviewee: Brian Druker. Brian Druker reflects on the importance of understanding the causes of cancer for developing new treatments. (DNAi Location: Applications > Genes and medicine > Drug design > Brian Druker > Shutting down cancer)
If you look back at the history of cancer research, in many respects for 30 or 40 years we've been stumbling around in the dark. We understood that cancer is probably a genetic disease but what those genetic abnormalities are that caused the uncontrolled growth of cancer in most cases remain elusive. With Gleevec we've shown that if you understand what drives the growth of a cancer you can shut it down specifically.
chronic myeloid leukemia,causes of cancer,gleevec,location applications,genetic abnormalities,dnai,cancer research,uncontrolled growth,genetic disease,cml,interviewee,leukemia,brian druker,genes,respects,medicine
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