Glivec trial

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Glivec trial - Cancer in Kids @ RCH - CIKA

During 2002 the RCH commenced the trial of a new drug. Here is Dr David Ashley's note.

We have just enrolled our first patient on a clinical trial involving a new drug called Glivec (Gleevec).

The aim of the study is to find out how safe and effective this new drug is on certain solid tumours that occur in children and young adults. Researchers have found that Glivec can slow down or stop the growth of some tumour cells. Glivec is already approved for treating certain cancers in adults. However, this medication has never been tried in children with solid tumours.