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Tasigna bests Gleevec in pivotal first-line chronic myeloid leukaemia trial

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Novartis's Tasigna (nilotinib), its follow-on to its drug Gleevec/Glivec (imatinib), has met its primary endpoint of major molecular response (MMR) in its first Phase III first-line trial designed to show its superiority over the older drug, which has revolutionised the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).


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